PRESS RELEASE: Pullman & Comley Hosts Annual Winter Party on February 2

February 8, 2012

Pictured, from left to right:  Rob Morris, chairman, Pullman & Comley, LLC; Marilyn Rossetti and Jennifer Traks, The Open Hearth; Erin Haberman and Wendy Avery, Freshplace/The Junior League of Hartford;  Greg Servodidio, partner, Pullman & Comley; Katie Powers and Maryellen Shuckerow, Freshplace/The Chrysalis Center, Inc.

HARTFORD:  Pullman & Comley’s annual Winter Party on February 2 for clients and friends of the firm raised awareness for the work of The Open Hearth and Freshplace.  Hundreds of members of the Greater Hartford business community turned out at The Society Room and showed their support for these two local organizations that serve those in greatest need. 

About The Open Hearth

The Open Hearth is the oldest organization in Hartford providing housing and supportive services for men.  Its mission is “Helping men help themselves in order to transform their lives.”  The facility includes a 25-bed shelter that is filled to capacity on a nightly basis, and a kitchen that serves more than 111,000 meals each year to residents and shelter guests, most of whom are homeless or recovering from addiction or incarceration.  The Open Hearth’s residential programs include a 42-bed Transitional Living Program and a 43-bed DOC Work Readiness program.  The Open Hearth uses a “continuum of care model” that allows men to proceed from the shelter through transitional living with an end goal of permanent housing and employment, all in a recovery-based environment.  Please visit www.theopenhearth.org for more information.

About Freshplace 

A collaboration between Foodshare, Chrysalis Center Inc., and the Junior League of Hartford, Inc., Freshplace is an innovative food pantry that aims to tackle the issues of chronic hunger in Hartford.  These three organizations have constructed a 2,000 square foot facility in Hartford's Upper Albany neighborhood to provide fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy products in addition to pantry staples.  Freshplace also provides comprehensive intake and referral services increasing access to food stamps, health and crisis intervention programs, public assistance and educational services that address the root causes of hunger.  Freshplace helps individuals and families to stabilize and guides them on a path to achieving better health, and greater self-sufficiency.  Visit www.jlhartford.org/freshplace for more information.

About Pullman & Comley, LLC

Pullman & Comley  provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally.  The firm’s major practice areas include corporate and business, environmental law, health care, litigation, public and commercial finance, property valuation, real estate and trusts and estates.  In addition to Hartford, the firm has offices in Bridgeport, Stamford, Waterbury, Connecticut and White Plains, New York.  For more information, please visit www.pullcom.com.