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Melrose Emergency Fund Tops $17K

The 200 Club made a significant donation to the Emergency Fund this week, helping to bring the total for this year’s fund-raising drive to more than $17,500.

The 200 Club made a significant donation to the Emergency Fund this week, helping to bring the total for this year’s fund-raising drive to more than $17,500, according to a City Hall press statement.

“One of the true strengths of the Emergency Fund is that everyone in the community is invested in it,” said Mayor Rob Dolan in a statement. “We receive donations from children, young adults, and senior citizens, and people in every walk of life. Generosity knows no boundaries here in Melrose.”

The Emergency Fund provides one-time help to Melrose residents experiencing financial emergencies, reads the statement. 

All donations go directly to aid, with no administrative costs, and the fund administrator makes referrals to other local agencies if needed, reads the statement.

Watch for the Emergency Fund holiday special, featuring Mayor Dolan and other City Hall staff, which will be running frequently throughout the month of December on MMTV, reads the statement.

Recent donors to the Emergency Fund include:
Thomas and Eileen Torpey
Bill and Mary Forbes
Barbara A. Perry
Judy McNamara
Roy Bauer and Frank DiFraia
Steven T. Potter
Cheryl Murphy, in memory of Brian Walsh
David P. Mahoney
Preston S. Johnson
Kenneth A. West
Lynda Morgenroth
Karen and Lawrence Capuano
Evelyn C. Gladu and Elizabeth J. Spear
Marie Ryan
Melrose Emblem Club No. 89
A. David Metell
Enrico and Nelaine Vinciarelli
Charles and Jane Madden
Gene Baldi
Bernadette M. Kennedy, in loving memory of John F. Kennedy and William H. Carnes
Paul and Julia Laverty, in memory of the Laverty and Kirmes families
David and Kathleen Driscoll
Sean and Sheila Sule
Joseph and Doreen Cincotta
Robert and Maryann Sullivan
Michael P. Zwirko
Kimberly and John LaFontana
Patricia and Paul Reynolds
Patricia A. Muxie
Sally and George Stubbs
Linwood and Jane Hagen
Eleanor A. Hooton
Esther and Edward Murphy
Martin and Mary Robichaud
Leonard and Joanne Colasanti
Eileen M. Olsen
Robert and Gail Sherman
Jim Keane and Tanis Houseman
Anne L. Swenson
Gale and Fred Babin
George and Maryalice Leach
Mike Interbartolo

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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