Emergency Fund appeal kicks off

Nov 27, 2019 by

Published November 29, 2019

MELROSE — Melrose has a new mayor, but one holiday tradition will not change: As one of his first acts in office, Mayor Paul Brodeur is opening the annual appeal for donations to the Melrose Emergency Fund.

“I feel very fortunate to have been able to talk to so many of you personally over the last year,” said Brodeur. “Melrose is a great city, and one of the things that makes it so great is the caring attitude we have for one another. We support each other in good times and bad, and the Emergency Fund is our way of making sure that anyone who is going through hard times can get a helping hand from their neighbors.”

The Emergency Fund offers one-time help to Melrose residents who are experiencing hardships in their lives. The purpose of the aid is to help them get back on their feet and back to normal as quickly as possible. “This fund changes lives,” Brodeur said. “I have seen it happen.”

The fund is administered by city staff as part of their regular duties, so there are no administrative costs. Every penny of every donation goes to direct aid.

During this holiday fundraiser, the names of the donors will be published every week (unless they request anonymity).

To make a donation, send a check to the Melrose Emergency Fund, Mayor’s Office, 562 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176, or bring it directly to the Mayor’s Office on the second floor of City Hall. Checks should be made out to City of Melrose, with “Melrose Emergency Fund” in the memo line. For more information, call 781-979-4440 or e-mail mayorsoffice@cityofmelrose.org.

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