Mashpee aids homeless

AIDING THE HOMELESS: Local 888 chapter chair Teri Lambert, right, gives a check to Tom Deeg of the Mashpee Homeless for the Holidays fundraiser.

AIDING THE HOMELESS: Local 888 chapter chair Teri Lambert, right, gives a check to Tom Deeg of the Mashpee Homeless for the Holidays fundraiser.

Local 888’s town, clerical and library workers in Mashpee donated their chapter funds to the Homeless for the Holidays event run by the Mashpee Fire Department.

“When I saw we had the funds available, I sent out an email to all the members asking for a vote as to how they wanted to use their funds this year — a party, pizza or to do something new like donating to a local charity,” said Teri Lambert, chapter chair. “It was unanimous as the votes came in, and I was so proud to see how caring and generous my members were as they chose to donate the funds instead of having a party.”

Local 888’s town, clerical and library workers in Mashpee donated their chapter funds to the Homeless for the Holidays event run by the Mashpee Fire Department.

“When I saw we had the funds available, I sent out an email to all the members asking for a vote as to how they wanted to use their funds this year — a party, pizza or to do something new like donating to a local charity,” said Teri Lambert, chapter chair. “It was unanimous as the votes came in, and I was so proud to see how caring and generous my members were as they chose to donate the funds instead of having a party.”

Mashpee Fire Department union members put on the fundraiser each year. “They sleep and live outside in shifts at a rotary to bring awareness to homelessness, in this state and around the country,” said Lambert, a police dispatcher. She added that some of the money raised will go to aid a firefighter who is battling breast cancer.

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