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Beam of light: Tommy’s Supplies in Somers

Yankee Institute is proud to present “Beam of Light” — A dedicated place to lift spirits by illuminating the many acts of quiet heroism, generosity, individual initiative and kindness that are happening every day across Connecticut during the coronavirus crisis.  

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Tommy’s Supplies, a distributor of tattoo and body piercing equipment based in Somers, CT, has donated and delivered boxes of gloves and other medical supplies to the Shriners, hospitals and assisted living facilities throughout the state.   

Owner, Tom Ringwalt Jr., said “I have lost many family members and friends in the past so I know how it feels to lose loved ones and if I can save just one life that would mean the world to me because my heart — like my father always said — is bigger than any man’s wallet. Just being capable of having these supplies on demand to help in these tragic times fills my heart with love and joy knowing that I could help save lives. I have always had a heart of gold and I will always stay true to who I am. I love life, I love people and every life on this earth is precious and valuable. I’m not a hero but a human being helping out another human being.” 

Tommy’s Supplies are continuing to offer curb-side pickup for customers and are working on getting more supplies soon. 

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