There’s a basis in Danbury, Conn., the place I reside, known as The New American Dream Basis. This group seeks to spotlight the contributions of a various group of individuals, in areas of well being, schooling, and civic engagement.
Yearly they’ve an awards ceremony to honor individuals who did essentially the most to enhance life in Danbury and this yr they’re honoring COVID warriors. “Six Toes Aside – Nearer Than Ever: Honoring our COVID-19 Warriors.” can be held on Sept. 17. One of many honorees is younger woodworker, Frankie DeMunda, of Frankie’s Woodworking, whom I’ve written about earlier than.
That is what they mentioned about him.
YOUNG WARRIOR – a person beneath 16 years previous that sprang into motion.
Honoree: Frankie DeMunda
Frankie DeMunda can be coming into eighth grade. He creates and sells woodworking objects with some items and proceeds going towards numerous causes. At 4 years previous, he started studying woodworking from his grandfather, who had been taught by his father. Frankie offered 35 picket Easter bunnies, utilizing $250 of what he earned to buy 50 lunches from an area restaurant for Danbury Hospital staff on the entrance strains of preventing the coronavirus pandemic. Over the previous yr and a half, he has donated roughly $15,000 to totally different charities and organizations, together with our native nurses and docs, police, fireplace division, group houses, meals pantries, and academics. He additionally helped present groceries for a lot of for native households in want and created 15 to twenty picket Christmas bushes to embellish the most cancers unit at Connecticut Kids’s Medical Middle. His most up-to-date donation went to the Dover Air Power Base and to the households of fallen troopers. Frankie additionally likes to donate his work to varied folks in our group.
Good work, Frankie. We’re proud to know you.