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Friends and Family

May 22, 2013

Local 888 received the following request for assistance from member Beatriz Colon, City of Holyoke employee. Colon’s son Josh dreams of being a Nascar driver and the family is seeking donations to help him realize his dream. Josh’s request for help is printed below. If you’d like to make a donation, please mail it to SEIU Local 888, 52 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129. Thanks to all for your generosity and best of luck to Josh.

My name is Josh X. Colon; I am 14 years old and a Holyoke resident. This will be my second year pursuing my long term dream of becoming a Nascar Race Car Driver.

This year I will be participating in the 11-14 year Youth Division in the Wild Thing Karts ( The racing competitions will be taking place every Monday at the Stafford Springs Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT.   The season runs every year from May til September.

As you are aware, racing is an expensive sport.  Therefore, in order to compete effectively, I will need to properly maintain my kart and pay for other related expenses such as gas, oil, parts and repairs, protective gear, and adequate transportation to the track. Hopefully, you can come to one of my races and cheer me on.  Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for being a part of making my dream come true.

Respectfully, Josh X. Colon, #48