Andrew Amendola treats fund-raising as a competition. It’s personal for him as he works to raise money to benefit children, seniors, veterans, and in-need members of the Branford and East Haven communities. Whether it’s working with the food pantries, arranging Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for hundreds of residents, or finding the funds to sponsor more than 150 Easter baskets for kids in need, Andrew always finds a way to give back to the towns that he loves. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew went above and beyond to extend a helping hand to those in need, gathering contributions to fund three pandemic support programs. Andrew says he doesn’t like to lose, and his contributions ensure that his communities are the real winners.