A good friend of Waltham lost his home to fire on January
Dan Reedy gives generously of his time and volunteers for many non-profits including WATCH, the Community Day Center, and REACH. Dan also volunteers in his neighborhood, taking neighborhood kids to tutoring sessions and soccer practices. He is known as the "mayor" of his neighborhood because people on his street always go to him for help. Just days before losing his own home, Dan spent 4 hours helping someone who was being evicted move their things into storage, and spent another day helping to weatherize a home in one of the many "energy efficiency barnraisings" that he conducts with WATCH.
Dan and his son rented at this home for 6 years and also ran his business out of his home. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the fire, but the contents of the house were destroyed, including books and recordings that Dan sells to make his living. Through an act of kindness of a local real estate owner, Dan and his son have a furnished apartment to use rent free until the end of February. They will need to find and furnish a new apartment by March 1st, and will need their first and last months' rent plus a security deposit.
Dan is rich in spirit and in giving, but does not have a big rainy day fund for this kind of emergency. He would never in a million years be a person to ask for help. So others are asking for him. Let's give back to someone who has given so much to his community!
If you prefer to pay by check or cash, please stop by or mail to the Rockland Trust Bank at 75 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453. Please make checks payable to THE DAN REEDY FUND.
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