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Mayor Walsh Visits St. Mary’s Center for Woman and Children in Dorchester
Volunteers Recognized for Contributions
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh recently visited St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children in Dorchester – a nonprofit supporting more than 600 women and children annually through a comprehensive range of services – to see, first hand, the results of his inaugural volunteer program.
Joined by St. Mary’s President Deirdre Houtmeyers, members of the St. Mary’s Board of Trustees and a number of the families in St. Mary’s care, Mayor Walsh honored nearly 20men and women whovolunteered their time, skills and resources during the Mayor’s inaugural weekend community service tour on January 3rd. Braving the snow, the volunteers spent the afternoon at St. Mary’spainting and cleaning the board room and cafeteria, among other areas of the Upham's Corner campus. While at St. Mary’s, the volunteers helped avert disaster by making emergency repairs when a pipe burst during the cold spell.
Certificates of appreciation were presented to the handy volunteers on Saturday, January 25th. Four photos are attached and captions follow.
Photo 1: St. Mary’s Board of Trustees Chair Katherine Hesse (left) and St. Mary’s President Deirdre Houtmeyers (right) with Mayor Marty Walsh during the January 25thceremony.
Photo 2: St. Mary’s President Deirdre Houtmeyers (right) and Mayor Marty Walsh (left) express their gratitude for the volunteers’ work at St. Mary’s.
Photo 3: Mayor Walsh addresses the crowd at St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children in Dorchester during an appreciation ceremony on January 25th.
Photo 4: St. Mary’s President Deirdre Houtmeyers (right) and Mayor Marty Walsh (left) with Sahara Wadiand son, Abdullahi Mohammed.Wadi is a resident at Margaret’s House, St. Mary’s Emergency Family Shelter.
Photo Credit:Courtesy of the Office of Mayor Walsh.