News and notes from Neddy
The summer is upon us and, as I reflect, many bittersweet memories come to mind. To mention one: the PANDEMIC. As we approach the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, I urge everyone to remember not only our brave servicemen and women that have been lost, but also the incredibly dedicated health care workers and first responders who worked so diligently throughout the pandemic to keep us all safe and healthy despite great personal risk involved. In our effort at the Spanish American Center to continue to keep our community healthy, we are again co-sponsoring another community vaccine clinic. Details are included below.
At this time, I am grateful for the many accomplishments we have had: the purchase of a house, the gift of a refrigerated van and the ribbon cutting ceremony of our food truck, made possible by the support of Congressman James McGovern, Massachusetts Representative Natalie Higgins, and the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts.
Also, I want to thank our mayor, Dean Mazzarella, for granting us funding that helped us expand the Crossroads Program. We are blessed to have so many good friends in the twin cities. Kudos to the North Central Chamber of Commerce for their strong support for our agency.
Community participation in all programs that the Center offers is consistent, and we are supported by the knowledge of the many lives that we have impacted so far. Feedback from our clients is always encouraging.
I want to thank our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers for their commitment to our agency. Because of everyone’s support we have managed to continue to carry on the mission that SAC has had for the last 57 years. Thanks to all our donors for their strong support, and thanks to all who gave generously to our recent Amelia Peabody Foundation matching grant campaign.
I want to wish everyone a prosperous, healthy and happy summer.
Looking forward to our Verano Alegre with the children!!!