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Murtha Cullina Holds “Storm Preparedness” Raffle To Benefit Community Meals

December 5, 2012

Hartford, CT (December 5, 2012) – For the fourth consecutive year, the attorneys and staff of Murtha Cullina LLP’s Hartford office have joined together in an effort to raise money for the Hartford-based MANNA Community Meals Program.

“Each year it’s always a challenge to come up with new fundraising ideas that garner interest and match the dollar goal,” stated Debbie Sciarra, Director of Marketing at Murtha Cullina LLP. “This year the idea of a “storm preparedness” raffle could not have been more appropriate.”

Items featured in the raffle included a generator (grand prize), solar e-charger, LED lanterns, a battery operated TV, storm survival kits, books and games. In total, Murtha raised more than $1,500 through the raffle and also supplied MANNA Community Meals with 100 gift bags containing toiletries.

In addition to these annual fundraising efforts, firm attorneys and staff also volunteer three times each month during their lunch hour to serve at the MANNA soup kitchen in Hartford. Debbie Sciarra also noted, “Our goal is to lend a helping hand to MANNA, not just throughout the holiday season, but year-round. I am pleased that so many of our attorneys and staff support this effort and take an active role in giving back to our community.”

Photo caption: Murtha Cullina’s Hartford office holds “Storm Preparedness” Raffle to support Hartford-based MANNA Community Meals Program. Pictured (left to right) are Keith Sullivan, Carol Ann DiBenedictis, Debbie Sciarra and Beverly Annello.

About MANNA Community Meals

MANNA Community Meals is a soup kitchen located at 45 Church Street in the Parish House of Christ Church Cathedral, serving homeless adults and people whose lives are caught up in the downward spiral of substance abuse, unemployment and chronic mental illness. Lunch is served each weekday, plus dinners on Monday and Tuesday nights. MANNA Community Meals also offers community dinners on eight holidays throughout the year which bring clients, staff and volunteers together for the sharing of food and fellowship.

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With more than 115 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, affordable housing, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality.

Murtha Cullina is the exclusive Connecticut member firm in Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. Visit



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