Emergency Fund tops $43G

Dec 31, 2014 by

 

MELROSE — Donations to the Melrose Emergency Fund topped $43,000 this week, surpassing the total amount donated in last year’s fundraising drive.

“While we do our main fundraising during the holiday season, the Emergency Fund works year-round to support Melrose families who are going through difficult times,” said Mayor Rob Dolan. “Over the past few months we have not only helped several families with fuel and other bills but also worked with the Melrose Public Schools and local agencies to reach out to families who might otherwise have a difficult holiday season. This important work will continue throughout the year, as we strive to ensure that no one in Melrose goes cold or hungry. I want to thank the many generous Melrosians who have donated to the Emergency Fund this year. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving all year long.”

Recent donors to the Melrose Emergency Fund include:

• The Emerys

• John and Carol Brandano

• John and Laura De Cecca

• Donna M. Keohane, in memory of Kevin Keohane

• Andrey and Natalia Boukharov

• Bonnie Cronin

• Claire A. Richard

• Henry and Maura Bagley

• Robert Sharick and Barbara Eversole

• Bartholomew Galvin and Kathleen Sherman

• George and Sioban Haldeman

• The family of Patrick Ruzzo

• Priscilla-Anne and William O’Neill

• Bob and Peg Berube

• Leonard and Joanne Colasanti

• Steven and Suzanne Locke

• Mary M. Edwards

• Claire and Helen Cronin

• Richard Tasker

• Kerry and Helen Overlan

• Jean Gorman

• Dr. James Timmons, D.M.D. and Mary Timmons

• David and Gillian Cable-Murphy

• Richard F. Cotter

• Joseph and Wilma Messina

• Craig and Sara Brandon

• The 200 Club

• Conor Reely and Jacinta Reilly

• Mary B. Dowd

• Joseph Mulholland

• Ronald and Donna Albertelli

• Rick Rudolph

• Bill Donohue, Sexton & Donohue

• Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church

• Cheryl A. Murphy

• Paul Tremblay and Susan Wood

• Jan and Lou Crafts

• Elsie MacDonald

• Michael and Kimberly Urquiola

• John and Judith Harris

• Ann Spataro, in loving memory of Jeanne Farry

• Joe, Janet, Sam, and Mike Nevin

• David and Kathleen Lacey

• Barbara and Brian Musselman

• Jill and Jeffrey Brogan

• Donald and Janice Bissex

• Shelley M. Draper

• Michael and Erin Zwirko

• Brian and Diane Hogan

• Mary E. Hanlon

• David and Maureen Kourtz

• Karen M. Gabler, Gabler Sustainable Body

• Linda Matarazzo

• Marianne J. Dwyer

• Eleanor and Marco Marchi

• Michele Ford Guihan

• Mary Beth McAteer-Margolis and Michael Margolis, in memory of Marissa Eppoliti

• Melrose Rotary Club Charitable Fund

• Ann McCarthy Linehan and James Linehan

• Joan Ford Mongeau and Peter Mongeau

• Bernadette Kennedy

The Emergency Fund provides one-time help to Melrose residents experiencing financial emergencies. Every penny of every donation goes directly to aid, with no administrative costs and the fund administrator makes referrals to other local agencies if needed.

During this holiday fund-raiser, names of the donors will be published every week.

To make a donation, send a check to 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 the City of Melrose, with “Melrose Emergency Fund” in the memo line. For more information about the fund, call 781-979-4440.

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