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Local Parternship Hits a Homerun, Raising $1,500 for Homelessness

Contact Person:
Dennis Carman
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 106

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9/16/15
Local Partnership Hits a Homerun, Raising $1,500 for Homeless

 
Left to right: Dave LaPointe, Plymouth Pilgrims Vice President; Joe Travers, United Way Resource Development Associate; & Keith Bossung, Kingston Propane District Manager

PLYMOUTH, MA- Kingston Propane presented a check for $1,500 to the South Shore Regional Network to End Homelessness, as part of the “Homers for the Homeless” initiative, after the conclusion of a successful year for the Plymouth Pilgrims at Forges Field.  The initiative is in its second year, with donations totaling $2,800.

At the start of the season Kingston Propane, in partnership with the Plymouth Pilgrims and the South Shore Regional Network to End Homelessness, an alliance of homeless and housing providers and advocates headed by United Way of Greater Plymouth County, launched an initiative to help combat homelessness in the region.  Under the “Homers for the Homeless” initiative Kingston Propane, a community minded dealer of propane and related services, made a financial donation of $100 for every homerun hit by a Pilgrims player at any of the team’s twenty one home game during the 2015 season. 

“We are thrilled to see this ‘Homers for the Homeless’ partnership continue,” says United Way of Greater Plymouth County President & CEO Dennis Carman. “Working together, we are generating vital resources to assist us in our efforts to end homelessness in our local community.”
 
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About United Way of Greater Plymouth County
Established in 1922, United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s mission is “We unite people, ideas and resources to improve the lives of people in Greater Plymouth County.”  United Way envisions a “a safe, healthy and well-educated community in which people's needs are met effectively, respectfully and compassionately” by focusing its resources on addressing the vital and interconnected needs of education, health and income.  United Way serves the communities of southeastern Massachusetts, including the city of Brockton and the towns of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.