Mission United

Mission United – Get Involved this Memorial Day!

United Way MISSION UNITED™ is a national initiative that supports local veterans, active duty service members and their families by helping them get the services they need.

Local United Ways, together with our network of partners and volunteers, do this by providing opportunities for individuals and families to achieve financial security, have access to quality health care and have their most basic of needs (such as food and shelter) met.

Get involved leading up to Memorial Day by contributing your dollars or time to local veterans, active duty service members and their families.


Donate below to provide a kit to a veteran experiencing homelessness. Kits will be distributed through United Way-supported programs.

Letters will be distributed to active military and/or veterans at United Way community partner agencies throughout Greater Hartford.

Many of our community partners work with local veterans, active duty service members and their families. Support them today by donating your time this Spring!

For available projects with veterans, please contact
Phil Blonski at pblonski@unitedwayinc.org or (860) 493-1132

Handwritten Letters

Handwritten letters can be notes of encouragement, a story about yourself, a poem, or even a picture. Letters will be distributed to active military and/or veterans at United Way community partner agencies throughout Greater Hartford.

Letters can be mailed or dropped off to the following agencies:

South Park Inn
Attn: Lorraine Cowan
75 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106

Chrysalis Center
255 Homestead Avenue, Hartford, CT 06112
Attn: Sarah Mitchell

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
P.O. Box 429 Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Attn: Ronald Rusakiewicz

Eastern CT Veterans Community Center
1320 Main Street, Suite 27, Willimantic, CT 06226
Attn: Diane Nadeau

If you are sending more than one letter, please send along in one bulk envelope (no need for letters to be individually addressed).