Category Archives: Commitment to Community

Tony Hwang Supports the #GivingTuesday Movement

How cool is this?

On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes #GivingTuesday — a national movement to show the incredible power we can all have by giving just a little bit of our time and energy to a cause that is close to our hearts.

Now in its third year, Giving Tuesday is tomorrow (Dec. 2). If you can’t give monetarily to a charity or don’t have time to volunteer tomorrow, perhaps you can have a conversation with your family at dinner about what giving means to you and why it’s important.

For more information about the effort, and a fun spin for social media, check out the Giving Tuesday website: http://www.givingtuesday.org/

Happy giving!

GT_Kindness

Two Years After Superstorm Sandy, Tony Hwang Still Inspired by Volunteers

Two Years After Superstorm Sandy, Tony Hwang Still Inspired by Volunteers

If we could travel back in time two years ago from today, hundreds of thousands of us were without power and thousands had been displaced from their homes as our state woke up to one of the worst natural disasters our region has ever experienced. Superstorm Sandy’s unprecedented destruction became a reality most of us… Continue Reading

Volunteers and Community Drive Successful Completion of New EMS Headquarters in Newtown

Volunteers and Community Drive Successful Completion of New EMS Headquarters in Newtown

The strong sense of community and the incredible power of volunteerism were clearly on display at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps Grand Opening celebration on Saturday. I was honored to join more than 100 community leaders, public safety officials and residents at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new building is exceptional, most noticeably for its fine… Continue Reading

Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs Honors Tony Hwang with 2014 Legislative Champion Award

Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs Honors Tony Hwang with 2014 Legislative Champion Award

Preschoolers at the Fairfield YMCA were giving high fives to state Rep. Tony Hwang as he received the 2014 Legislative Champion Award from the Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs. Hwang, who is currently serving his sixth term representing Fairfield and Trumbull in the General Assembly, accepted the award Oct. 2 during a ceremony on the steps of the downtown landmark… Continue Reading

Norma Pfriem Breast Cancer Center is a Life Saver

Norma Pfriem Breast Cancer Center is a Life Saver

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it got an early boost on Sept. 19 when Bridgeport Hospital broke ground on a 120,000-square-foot medical office building in Trumbull that will be home to the Smilow Cancer Center. The center is one of three that fall under Bridgeport Hospital’s fully accredited Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer… Continue Reading

Truly a Special Act: State Transfers Land in Newtown to Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation

Truly a Special Act: State Transfers Land in Newtown to Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation

A flood of emotions hit me as I stood next to Jenny and Matt Hubbard and watched as Gov. Malloy signed into law a special act that transfers 34 acres of state-owned land in Newtown to a foundation established in honor of their daughter, Catherine Violet Hubbard, who was one of the 20 children killed… Continue Reading