MAIN STREET SUNOCO FIRE

$26,175 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 153 people in 2 months
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3/14/19 so Many people have donated off-line.
Thank you C. McComb family
Thank you B. Rivers family
Thank you all Yoder family
Thank you B. Craig family
Thank you C. Keneally and family.
The Seany O memorial
Melanie Gaudette greatest haircut in town. Salvi's @ the hannaford plaza
Force construction
Anne Harte

03/13/19 Met with the T&G today. Was a great interview. Check us out in the Gazette paper when you get a chance. Still pretty sensitive to the whole situation. Nearly if a decade in the community. Thank all of you for your support!!! You provide the motivation to power through this down time.

A special thank you to the city of Leominster


100 is just a number. Thank you to all who have supported. This money is going to a great cause!!!! The people who work at Main Street Sunoco. If you have any questions please call me directly. 978 833 4589 your overwhelming support has brought me to tears and laughs. More of one than the other. Thank you!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. My name is Fin Keneally and I am the owner of Main Street Sunoco in Leominster, Ma. I have been here for nearly 10 years. 

On Thursday March 7, 2019 we had a horrible fire. A vehicle that was in for service caught fire. The fire was so fast and so strong it spread across the entire shop in what felt like seconds. 

This tragedy has left myself and all of my employees without work, without a building and without money coming in for expenses. 

Under normal circumstances I would sooner die than ask for money. People come to us for help. That is what we do! Always with a smile.

Right now, I need your help. My business is going to incur great financial pressure over the next 6 to 12 months.   We will be faced with invoices from all of our suppliers (Parts, Tires, Fuel, Shop and Office supplies) in addition will have payroll, income tax, personal property tax and insurance responsibilities.

Rent $7700
Tools not covered for Employees $25,000 to $30,000
Insurance $1200/ month
Payroll $20,833/month
10,000 gallon Tractor trailer Load of fuel $25,000

About the business: Eleven years ago, I worked for a huge corporation, Toyota. I was there for 13 years. I still have so many great friends and relationships from that time. But I had a need to be part of something else. I had a void in my gut. I needed self fulfillment. A meaning...

I traveled up and down the east coast looking for the right fit for my dream job. Automotive Repair Entrepreneur! Be my own boss! Be a part of a community. Give back and be responsible for my own destiny.

Wouldn't you know it. All of this time, my dream was in my backyard. Main Street Sunoco. 468 Main Street Leominster, Ma 01453. I was blessed to meet Steve and Mike. Two great guys with the same philosophy I had. Do the right thing. Every-time!

In 2010 we made it happen. And I never looked back. Only forward, how we can do better? Ask anyone who works for me, or has worked for me. You do the right thing! Make it happen. We only have a short transaction time period with our customers, while filling up with gas or cashing out a repair order. Why don't we make it a good one!?

I would like to thank ALL of my customers. You are amazing! The support and generosity that you have shown over the past few days is beyond words. You are the people that have made us famous. 

I'd like to thank you, all of my family and friends. I love you. 

A special thanks to all of my employees:

Kevin Richard. He has been there longer than me! He is kind as the day is long. He answers the phone every single time it rings. We sound identical on the phone, which keeps me out of trouble with nonsense cold callers. When he is not on the phone... He is helping  Rick and me with  heavy lifting. Thank you Kevin 

Rick Turner. "Rescue Rick" will put down anything he is doing at any given moment in his life to help someone else. He is a stand up guy with a good moral compass. Rick, you make my day, everyday. Congratulations on baby number 3 in late June. Everything is gonna be AWESOME. Thank you Rick. 

Ben Cannon. Nobody has a sense of humor like this guy. He makes me laugh everyday. His impressions, his wit and his genuine care for other people make him a well rounded and balanced friend and employee. Thanks Ben.

Dan Lopez. This guy has a heart of gold. He is there for you when it counts. He has never let me down. Dan is my front line guy. He deals with 200 to 400 customers a day! (Summer heat or Frozen temps) Not once has he complained to me. Thank you Dan.

Tucker Kilbreath. A really big dude! Tucker has my back too. We have only been together for a year. But he knows whats important. Customer service. Thanks Tuck.

They are with me day in and day out. I could not do it without them. And I don't want to lose them.


I have so many more employee stories and relationships. These are just few:

A very special thanks to these guys:
Dan Curley                                 
Bill Miller                   
Chuck Lachapelle                   
Cody Collins             
Luis Tineo                                     
Jeff Cheng
LJ                                                       
Ryan Colon
Steven Jackson                         
Matty Bergeron
Zach Jackson                             
Mike Matley       
Rick Brady                                   
Spencer Casella
Thanks guys!

Please share this link with everybody in your contact list.

03/13/19 thank you to my vendors and suppliers who suspended my services until we are back on our feet. “Some did not” ADT SECURITY. & APPLUS STATE INSPECTION SERVICES OF MASSACHUSETTS.

Special thanks to Sunoco, Napa / Raps Auto parts Fisher auto parts, Baker Cadillac, Autopart international, Comcast & snap on tools and finance. K&W tire, C&R tire.

3/14/19 update. We got broke into. Thanks a lot jerks. WTF? I have used these wrenches for 10 years of service. They also took 4 scrap converters and a intuit credit card reader from the office. I pray you find God.
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I am sitting here trying to find the words. I am trying to find the right way to express how grateful we all are for your generosity and kindness.

Your financial support has allowed our families some breathing room to find new employment, replace some tools and pay incoming invoices .

Your words of encouragement have allowed us to find strength to rebuild. We were not ready for the outstanding support we received from our community. You all are amazing!

I will keep you posted on our progress. Thank you!
Fin & Team at Main Street Sunoco.
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HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY! with a name like Fin Keneally. You know I will be in green today!

Some people have “work husbands” or “work wives” I have the WHOLE DARN FAMILY! Thank you to all who have supported. I miss all of my employees like crazy. Your donations will in part help to support us until the insurance actually comes out to visit us. Please send this effort to all of your friends, family and contacts.

Thank you to offline donors!

Melanie G. - hands down best haircut in town!

A. Harte - Everybody should be lucky enough to know this wonderful lady!
&
The Mid-State Antique Auto Car Club. “Life is too short to drive a boring car” *or a broken one! Can’t wait to see all of our customers again!

Sláinte
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03/15/19 - What an amazing day! Just one day before I prayed for the criminals to find God (I had a lot more choice words) And today, God found me. That rainbow placed perfectly above my burned shop. I have no words to describe what i was thinking.

The amazing people at Leominster PD came over to help me with a breaking/entering and theft case at the shop. These guys were perfect gentlemen. Thank you.

I want to thank each and every one of you. This week has been crazy. My wife and family have been amazing. I could not be a more loved man. For those who have donated THANK YOU! For those that want to: THANK YOU. For those who gave time, supplies, muscle, advice and positive messages to keep in good spirit THANK YOU!
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