Community Events

Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund
 
Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the tragic fire on Branch Street - Lowell. If you would like to help, you can make a donation to the Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund at any Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union branch locations. Click here for list of locations
 
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors. The victims in this former mill city about 25 miles northwest of Boston were all found in units on the top floor of the building, which had a liquor store on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors, fire officials said. To read more about this story, please click here
 

Cycle the High Hills, the 7th Annual Ride to Benefit Wediko

 
Cycle the High Hills is truly a ‘ride like no other’ and we hope you'll join us! Choose the athletic and fundraising challenge that's right for you. There is something for everyone! Each route offers a tour of the high hills surrounding Windsor, NH. Riders and volunteers are invited on Friday evening for dinner and to spend the night on the campus of the Wediko School and Wediko Summer Program.
 
The ride benefits Wediko Children's Services, a not-for-profit that has been transforming young lives for nearly 80 years. Participation in one of Wediko's programs - our residential school, therapeutic summer program, home-based and school-based services builds skills and restores hope.
 
Date: September 13th at 7:30am-7:00pm
 
Where: The Wediko School, Windsor, NH
 
Fundraise cost: Riders can select either the 25, 50, or 100 mile route. Fundraising requirements coincide with the route distance (participants riding 25 miles commit to raise $250, 50 mile participants must raise a minimum of $500, and if you're up for a challenge, the 100 mile/$1,000 challenge will be a lot of fun!
 

A FAB Night for Charity
 
What: Live auction, raffles, DJ, face painting, food with all proceeds benefiting the Looking and Feeling FAB Inc. This provides prevention methods and treatments to people with skin side effects from chemo, radiation, and surgery.
 
Where: The Whitman VFW, 95 Essex St, Whitman, MA
 
When: Sunday, September 14th, 2014 from 2-7pm
 
Cost: $10/person, kids 12 and under are free.
 

10th Annual MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K presented by America's Compounding Center

MitoAction is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the qualityof life for children, adults, and families living with mitochondrial disease through support, education, outreach, advocacy, and clinical research initiatives.
 
What: To help us raise awareness about mitochondrial disease.
 
When: Sunday, September 14th
 
Where: DCR's Mother's Rest in South Boston, MA.
 
Time: Festivities kick off at 8:00am until1:00pm.
 

Cocktails & All that Jazz.
 
Golf, scotch, cigars, cocktails, auctions, and 'all that jazz' to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association's fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
 
Where: Blue Hill Country Club, Canton, MA
 
When: Thursday, September 25th, 2014, 6-10pm.
 
More info at: www2.mda.org/jazzboston

The Guild for Human Services Trick-or-Treat Trot 5K and 1 mile fun run
 
Date: October 25th, 2014
 
Where: The Guild for Human Services: 411 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 104, Waltham, MA 02452
 
Time: Registration 7-8:45am, 5K starts at 9:00am, 1 Mile fun run/walk starts at 9:30am.
 
Entry Fees:
 
5K: Adults $25, Kids 17 and under, $15
 
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk: Adults $13, Kids 17 & under, $8
 
Register, HERE.

 

Massachusetts Designated Driver Program "Good to Drive?"

Every year alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes in Massachusetts kill nearly 200 people and seriously injure thousands more. Many of these deaths and injuries could be prevented through the greater use of designated drivers. The program is designed to promote the use of designated drivers and reduce drunk-driving related deaths and injuries in Massachusetts. The program was launched in Boston and Worcester in June and is now being rolled out to additional communities. In conjunction with the extended roll-out, the Lieutenant Governor has recorded a PSA about the program. To learn more about the program, log onto www.mass.gov/goodtodrive.


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