On May 31st 2018 at the Villa Bianca in Seymour CT. Valley United Way celebrated their donors and volunteers at the Annual Volunteer Celebration. Volunteers and businesses received recognition for their community impact through fundraising or volunteering efforts.
Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award
The Charles H. Flynn Award is the most prestigious community service award named for the late editor of The Evening Sentinel. It was awarded to Ruth Parikins who has a lifetime of service to the Valley Community.
Mildred M. Davey Partner Agency of the Year Award
Mildred Davey was a friend, colleague and mentor to many in the Valley community. She was a lifelong resident of Shelton who was a tremendous leader in the Valley community. Many know her best because of her involvment with the Hewitt Management Corporation when they were on of the Valley’s largest nonprofits providing quality senior care. It was awarded to St. Vincent DePaul who has been serving the lower Naugatuck Valley towns since the early 1990’s.