Trumbull resident Fred Garrity Jr., executive director of the CT United Ride handed out big checks last Tuesday night, during the CT United Ride fund distribution ceremony.

Police, firefighter and police explorer organizations received a total of $40,500 this year, thanks to the United Ride.

This year’s recipients are:

The Uniformed Prof Fire Fighters Emergency Relief Fund - $12,500

The 100 Club of CT (Law Enforcement) - $12,500

The United Way of Coastal Fairfield County - $6,250

The Bridgeport Fallen Firefighters Fund - $2,000

The Bridgeport Police Memorial Fund - $2,000

Police Explorers Bridgeport - $700

Police Explorers Trumbull - $700

Police Explorers Fairfield - $700

Police Explorers Newtown - $700

Police Explorers Wilton - $350

Wilton CERT's - $700

Police Explorers Norwalk - $700

Police Explorers Easton - $700