Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Come Together to support the Munroe Family

For a few years, Neighbor Brigade (a non-profit) has quietly been assisting our people/families in our Franklin Community who have had medical/emergency or other types of crisis in their world.  The local chapter is run by Linda Gagnon who has received many phone calls/text/emails about ways to help the Munroe family.  She will be meeting with her co-leaders to gather more information but if you would like to help, please head to the website www.neighborbrigade.org and find the Franklin chapter.  This organization uses their website to coordinate the needs.  It truly streamlines the process and the Brigade members get right to work.
Here is some info from the Neighbor Brigade website:
Neighbor Brigade establishes and mobilizes community-based networks of volunteers to provide immediate and free assistance to neighbors experiencing sudden crises such as cancer treatment, illness, accident, or other tragedy.  Neighbor Brigade transforms local communities into networks of support through which neighbors quickly mobilize to help other residents in emergency situations. It is a simple idea with tremendous impact in providing relief to those in crisis while strengthening the fabric of a community. 
Neighbor Brigade's volunteers provide critical support services such as home delivered meals, transportation to and from medical appointments, and home maintenance help. The organization is comprised of town-specific chapters, each managed by screened and trained volunteer Chapter Leaders who recruit and coordinate volunteers within their town. Chapter Leaders utilize online management tools to alert their volunteer base of recipients' needs and schedule their volunteers to meet these needs. There are no eligibility requirements for recipients and all help is delivered quickly, with care, and completely free of charge. Recipients may be self-referred or referred by others, either via phone or an online referral through Neighbor Brigade's website.


This was also posted on Facebook: 
If you would like to help, donations can be made to:
The Lexi and Sean Munroe Memorial Fund
c/o Dean Bank
PO Box 307
Franklin, MA 02038

Submitted by Lisa Buccella

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