Joe Kelly Organizes Day Of Service Initiative In Hingham
HINGHAM RESIDENT AND ELECTORAL COLLEGE MEMBER COLLECTS TOILETRIES FOR FATHER BILL’S HOMELESS SHELTER
Submitted by Joe Kelly
Joe Kelly, Electoral College member, collected and distributed toiletries to Father Bill’s Homeless Shelter in Quincy as part of a national day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Kelly organized over one hundred local families to contribute hygiene and sanitary products to residents of Father Bill’s over the last week.
“First and foremost, I’d like to thank the staff at Father Bill’s for all of the work you do,” Kelly said. “Homelessness and food insecurity are all around us, and I’m grateful that we have such a robust effort to help our friends and neighbors in the community.”
“I’d also like to thank my friends and family in Hingham who stepped up to contribute when I put out the call. These are challenging times for all of us and I’m humbled that folks stepped up in such a big way to help with this cause. It really means so much to me.”
Kelly is no stranger to community volunteerism. He organizes an annual care package drive for his union, IBEW Local 103, that has placed more than 5,000 packages directly in the hands of the deployed men & women of our armed forces. Additionally, he currently serves on Hingham’s Public Safety Building Committee and the Personnel Board. Kelly stated that bringing volunteerism to the forefront in the community is a priority.
“I’d like to keep initiatives like these going into the future,” Kelly concluded. “There are people who need help in Hingham and beyond, and we will help them. There are people who can help in Hingham and beyond, and we’ll continue to work with them to provide relief. There’s plenty of work to be done ahead of us, and I’m determined to put in that work whether it’s addressing the needs of people who are homeless or ensuring our school district remains competitive. This day of service has shown me that our community is looking to do that work.”