Published November 23, 2018
MELROSE — The Men’s Over 30 Baseball League has stepped up to the plate and made the first donation of the holiday season. During the fundraiser, which runs through New Year’s Day, this paper will publish the names of all those who donate to the fund (unless they wish to remain anonymous).
Founded over 25 years ago, the Melrose Emergency Fund provides one-time help to Melrose residents who are experiencing financial difficulties.
“I am honored to be a part of the Melrose Emergency Fund,” said Mayor Gail Infurna. “As an alderman, I sometimes referred constituents to the fund, and I saw how it could change their lives. The fund not only helped them regain financial stability but also gave them peace of mind.
“To put it simply, the Emergency Fund is a way of caring for our neighbors. This is a community that always rallies round when they hear of someone in need, whether it’s a family who lost their possessions in a house fire or a homeless person sleeping in a park. The Emergency Fund is there to solve the problems that don’t appear in the paper or social media. Your donation may help a stranger, or it may help a neighbor that you don’t even know is struggling. Either way, you can be assured that every penny goes to direct aid to Melrose residents. There is no administrative overhead at all.”
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.