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Nov 26, 2012

Food drive provides Thanksgiving to over 2,000 local families in need

 

FOOD DRIVE — Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis’ annual food drive provides Thanksgiving meals to over 2,000 local families in need. Left to right — Friendly House Staff Member Josephina Valez, Worcester Sharks Director of Community Relations Michael Myers, Sharks Mascot Finz, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, Food Drive Recipient Donna Buteau and a Friendly House Volunteer.

WORCESTER — Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis along with Worcester Sharks President Michael A. Mudd and Friendly House Executive Director Gordon Hargrove recently announced the conclusion to the overwhelmingly successful Worcester County Sheriff’s seventh annual Food Drive.

 In all, the Sheriff’s Food Drive was a huge success collecting over 50,000 pounds in donated food items and Thanksgiving turkeys to be distributed by the Friendly House of Worcester to over 2,000 local families in need.

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Nov 26, 2012

Sheriff Brings Face2Face Drug Program To Leicester Middle School

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis presents the Face2Face System, which uses special computer software to simulate the shocking effects substance abuse can have on a person’s appearance over time.Photo Credit: Daniel Castro

LEICESTER, Mass. — Eighth-graders at Leicester Middle School came face to face with a scary lesson about drug abuse Tuesday from Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis.

Evangelidis presented the Drug Prevention Program Face2Face as part of the Sheriff’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Initiative for Worcester County Schools.

The Face2Face system uses special computer software to simulate the shocking effects substance abuse can have on a person’s appearance over time. Students saw firsthand the potential devastating impact that drug use could have on their classmates. Read more…

Nov 7, 2012

Donations sought as sheriff’s office expands coat drive

The Gardner News, Kerry O’Brien, News Staff Writer

FITCHBURG — The Worcester County Sheriff’s office kicked off its annual coat drive Thursday, collecting new and gently used winter coats to be distributed to community centers throughout the area on Dec. 5.

“The purpose of today is notifying the community of the need,” said Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis. “Our goal is to help people in the community.

For me, the greatest part of this is seeing the looks on people’s faces that we brought the coats to. One girl said to me last year, ‘Sheriff, this is so much more than a coat.’ With that statement, I understood exactly what she meant — she’s no longer cold, she has dignity, a feeling a warmth. You can’t really put that into words. It’s invaluable.” Read more…

Nov 7, 2012

Sheriff Evangelidis kicks off coat drive

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / Alana Melanson From left, Fitchburg Community Corrections Program Director Mark Leary, Cleghorn Neighborhood Center Executive Director Joana Dos Santos, Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, Spanish American Center Counselor Nicolas Formaggia and Fitchburg Community Corrections intern Tynan Bruso kick off the 2012 Sheriff's Annual Winter Coat Drive for Northern Worcester County on Monday.

Sentinel & Enterprise
11/06/2012 06:33:30 AM EST

FITCHBURG — Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, along with representatives from local nonprofit organizations, kicked off the 2012 Sheriff’s Annual Winter Coat Drive for Northern Worcester County at the Fitchburg Office of Community Corrections on Monday. Read more…

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