Community OutreachCommunity outreach efforts help Loos and Company make a difference in our local area, and beyond. This activity includes contributing financial donations directly to organizations in need. An example of this is our activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the course of the pandemic, Loos and Company prioritized employee health and safety while also giving back to the community during financially difficult times. We helped our Pomfret community by setting aside $50 for every COVID-19 vaccinated employee to donate to local organizations. These donations have gone to various groups such as charities, food banks, fundraisers, senior centers, and veteran-run organizations. Read some of our press releases about these activities below.
“We’re working hard to be caring and compassionate members of the community,”
-Loos Director of Manufacturing Jason Kumnick.
Volunteer Fire Department Benefits From Loos & Co. Donation
Pomfret, CT, August 31, 2021— Since May, Pomfret’s Loos & Company, Inc. has donated close to $5,000 as part of its continuing philanthropic mission.
The most recent recipient is the Pomfret Volunteer Fire Department, which received $500 from its neighbors.
Fire Department Chief Brett Sheldon said the department is very appreciative of the company donation.
“Loos and the fire department have always had a good working relationship,” Sheldon said. “From Loos’ staff volunteering with the department to the company property serving as a potential emergency response site, the relationship has always been positive.”
This donation is one of many made by Loos this summer to support the efforts of area organizations.
“We’re making connections within our local community,” said Loos Director of Manufacturing Jason Kumnick. “The health and wellness of our neighbors matter to us, so we’re providing support and outreach wherever we can.”
Total donations made this summer are approaching $5,000. Donations were recently given to the Danielson United Methodist Church Food Pantry, the Pomfret Community/Senior Center, the Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse, the Putnam Daily Bread Food Pantry, the Norwich St. Vincent de Paul Place, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut’s Northeast Women & Girls Fund, the Willimantic Covenant Soup Kitchen and the Northeast District Department of Health.
The volunteer fire department is funded through the town’s taxpayer base. Every once and a while, however, the department has expenses they prefer not to use taxpayer funds for, like award banquets or flowers for the family of a fallen member. Sheldon said the donation will be used for those incidentals within the department.
“Because of donations like this, we’re able to do more for the team and, ultimately, more for the town,” Sheldon said.
According to Sheldon, the department currently has around 30 volunteers. He said the department is always interested in recruiting new volunteers, and that volunteers do not need to reside in Pomfret.
More information about the fire department is available at pomfretct.gov/fire-district or on the department’s Facebook page at facebook.com/PomfretFireDepartment/.
Loos & Co., headquartered at 16B Mashamoquet Road in Pomfret Center and owned by Central Wire Industries, is the leader in the wire and cable industry. More information about Loos is available at loosco.com.