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Somerville Homeless Coalition, Inc.
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Thank you! Your generous donation to help the families displaced by the fire on Rush Street is helping right away to help cover temporary housing expenses and to replace personal items that are needed immediately like food, clothing, and medicines.

The outpouring of support has been immediate and strong -- qualities of our wonderful community. Your care and concern are a source of hope and comfort.

Staff of the Somerville Homeless Coalition, along with those from many departments in the City, other human service agencies, and other community groups are working with the families to be sure they have a place to stay, food to eat, clothes to wear -- they lost everything in the fire.

Your quick and generous response means so much to the men, women and children affected by this fire, thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Kathryn Benjamin
Director of Development

PS -- the Somerville Homeless Coalition is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization (EIN 04-2897447). No goods or services were received in exchange for your donation, which is fully tax deductible.
2 years ago
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Lori Manzelli
Somerville, MA United States
Stuff About Me:

It's hard to imagine anything more exciting for a runner than participating in the Boston Marathon, but being able to run this historic race on behalf of my incredible agency is truly an honor.

As Victory Programs' Communications Manager, I have the honor of being part of an agency that helps 2,600 individuals and families every year - folks dealing wtih homelessness, drug and alcohol addicition and chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS.  We work tirelessly to help our clients get back on their feet and live the healthy and productive lives we know they're capable of.

Like training for a marathon, our clients have to work hard, stay disciplined, have faith in themselves and never, ever give up.  I cannot wait to run those 26.2 miles in tribute to the hard work they put into buildiing their futures.

A Little Bit About Me

By day, I work in communications - writing press releases, maintaining our website, administering our social media accounts and basically telling the world how amazing Victory Programs is.

By night, I am a runner and a devoted cat mom but since this about me raising money for running the Boston Marathon, I'll stick with running part of my life.

One beautiful October morning in 2013, I decided I didn't want to go to the gym - it was just too nice outside.  I decided, instead, to see what all the fuss about this whole running thing was about...3 miles later I was hooked.  Since that October morning, I've run eight 5ks, one 4 miler, two 5 milers, a 10k, a half marathon and a trail run.  Every time I took on a new length race, I saw it as an opportunity to push myself to do something I'd never done before.  I can't believe as I sit here now, that my next big race will be running Boston!

I'm excited to share my journey with you.  I've started a blog - Lori Runs Boston - to chronicle my  training and fundraising efforts - so I hope you'll follow along.

You can also keep up with me on Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you for supporting me, Team Victory and Victory Programs!


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