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Merrimack Valley

May 5, 2013

Bird, bird's the word; annoying song makes money for One Fund

A look at how the Merrimack Valley is helping out the One Fund


“Whatever we bring in at the door, Charlie Daher said he’s going to match,” Santiago said of the Lawrence businessman and car dealership owner.

Lawrence Firefighter’s Union had already raised $3,500 in sales of Boston Strong T-shirts at $20 bucks a piece going into Friday night’s fund-raiser.

Jean day

“At Lawrence Catholic Academy, the kid’s had a jean day and raised $807 and they donated to Boston Strong Fund over here,” Santiago said.

Also stepping up to the plate....

On Saturday April 27th, Will Medina, President of the South Lawrence West Little League and Softball (SLW), kicked off Opening Day 2013 with the presentation of a check from the league’s girls and boys to Francisco Ureña, Commissioner of City of Boston Veterans’ Services.

Ureña, who was previously veterans services director for the City of Lawrence, received the check on behalf of Boston’s Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the One Fund Boston.

Originally, the league fund drive was launched by the children to support breast cancer survivors. It expanded to include the One Fund Boston after the Patriots Day tragedy. SLW had over 400 children and their families involved in raising money through donations and actions to directly benefit the survivors of breast cancer and the One Fund Boston.

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