Urgent Care of Connecticut Supports Victims of New Milford House Explosion
September 12, 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Brookfield, Conn. — In response to help the victims of the tragic house explosion in New Milford, CT August 29, Urgent Care of Connecticut has donated $200.00 each to the Fratino and Wilkinson family support funds. The Wilkinson family house on Sunny Valley Road exploded when John Wilkinson and neighbor Anthony Fratino were investigating a suspected propane leak. Mr. Fratino was killed and Mr. Wilkinson and Fratino’s nine-year-old son Nick were severely burned and injured in the blast. Both remain hospitalized. Urgent Care of Connecticut’s Brookfield location neighbors New Milford and there is an overlap of both employees and patients who know the families.
“The Fratino and Wilkinson families have suffered immeasurable loss,” said Urgent Care of Connecticut’s Chief Operating Officer Linda Rohatsch, who was raised in Sherman along with the Wilkinson family. “These families need a lot of love and ongoing support during this sad and difficult time. We are reaching out to do what we can to help them.”
To help the families, checks can be made payable to the “Fratino Family Support Fund” and the “Wilkinson Family Support Fund,” and mailed to: Community Credit Union of New Milford, 145 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
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