"A community fundraiser launched Tuesday to benefit United Way’s Danbury Food Collaborative in honor of the naming of the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant, which came at the pleading of the HBO comedian who once the invited Danbury residents to a 'thrashing.'
"Union Savings Bank, Savings Bank of Danbury and Newtown Savings Bank are organizing the fundraiser and have donated $45,000 total. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to contribute, too.
" 'We saw an opportunity to build on Mr. Oliver’s donation to have a bigger impact in helping those in need,' Cynthia C. Merkle, Union Savings Bank president and CEO, said in a statement. 'With the financial services industry being a critical part of the foundation of our community, asking the banks to step-up first seemed achievable. Two phone calls later, we had $45,000 to seed this effort.' "
You can read the entirety of this article detailing the Challenge, its origins, and goals, in The News-Times (Danbury).
More $49,000 has been raised so far for the Danbury Food Collaborative through the Feeding Our Neighbors Community Challenge. Make your gift today!