Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Charity Work

I thought I would come out of retirement for a moment because a blog post is the best way I can tell you about a number of projects I am working on over the next few months and to ask you all for your good thoughts, prayers (if that is something you do) and if possible, lend a hand with a donation to one or more of these causes:

On April 9th, I will be participating in "Walk Away Homelessness" for an organization called Family Promise Metrowest. Family Promise has a very unique and wonderful approach to how it helps homeless or near homeless families.

Please click the link below for my Family Promise fundraising page to learn more about the organization, the event and to make a donation.


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On April 30th, I will once again walk for the ALS Association's "Walk to Defeat ALS". I participated in the Boston walk back in October of 2015 and learned that they do an event in Worcester in April. One again I am walking in honor of my dear friend's brother, Francis Farrell.

I've done a number of such events, I have to say that October event moved me to tears, it was so emotional and not all of it was sad, much of it was inspiring and I had to do this event again.

If you would kindly check out my ALSA Walk to Defeat ALS fundraiser page by clicking the link below, and if so moved, every donation helps.


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On May 1st, just one day after the Walk to Defeat ALS, I make my return to Project Bread's "Walk for Hunger". In past years, the Walk for Hunger has been 20 miles - I did that walk 5 times and raised well over $5,000 thanks to your generosity. Quite a few years have passed since my last time and I am ready to take on the challenge again. This year, due to road construction, they have shortened the walk to 10 miles, but the cause is the same - it is a wonderful event. Please see my Walk for Hunger fundraiser page by clicking on the link below.


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On May 7th, I will be participating in a Habitat for Humanity project. There is no fundraiser page here, I'll be helping to build a house for a family, I've done it once before about 10 years or so ago, it was an amazing experience.

I simply as for your good thoughts.

Thank you all for taking the time to read this and pitching in, any way you can.