Published in the January 8, 2016 edition

MELROSE — Total donations to the Melrose Emergency Fund reached $43,000 this week, as the holiday fundraiser continues.
“Thanks to your kind donations, we have been able to make the holidays brighter for a number of Melrose families this year,” said Mayor Robert J. Dolan. “The Emergency Fund operates year-round, and we will continue to help Melrose residents throughout the coming year. Because of your generosity, we will be able to be there for people when they need us.”
The Emergency Fund provides one-time help to Melrose residents experiencing financial emergencies. All donations go directly to aid, with no administrative costs, and the fund administrator makes referrals to other local agencies if needed.
Recent donors to the Emergency Fund include the staff of the Melrose Cooperative Bank, who donated their Denim Day contributions to the fund, and the following individuals and groups:
• Jack and Amy Beckley.
• Mike DeVita and the Architects, Engineers, and Contractors Group of Melrose.
• The Cassavoy Family.
• Diana and Jim Reppucci.
• Jill and Jeffrey Brogan.
• Theresa Pluskey, on behalf of Jim Oosterman.
• Susan Murphy and Paul Sullivan.
• Charles Faulstich Jr. and Elaine Legendre.
• Eileen Lynch.
• Jim and Marilyn Ward.
• The Cable-Murphy Family.
• Janie Beardsley.
• Robert Sharick and Barbara Eversole.
• Robin Snyder-Drummond.
• Gerald and Barbara Kerrigan.
• David and Carol Newell, in memory of Denise.
• James Bracciale.
• The Lind/Worrall family.
• Cindy and Michael Hickey, in honor of Gloria Yanucci.
• Joseph and Janet Nevin.
• Norbert Kremer.
• Richard Forestiere.
• Anne Rebecca Starr and Mark Norvig.
• Danielle and Joseph Sullivan.
• Bruce Winslow.
• Maureen and John Bidgood.
• Daniel Franklin and Mary-Beth Santarelli.
• Richard and Patricia McConville.
• Peter and Louise Mason.
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.