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Rep. Joe McGonagle continues support for veterans

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Recently, Rep. Joe McGonagle, his colleague Rep. Adrian Madaro and representatives from the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation and Boston’s Wounded Vet Run delivered another round of buckets filled with coats and other essential items for veterans. The group made the drop at the Italian American War Veterans Post 6 in East Boston.

“My dad being a veteran, I have grown up with the utmost respect for all military members,” said McGonagle. “Honoring those who served our country is not just reserved for a day in November, but for every day of every year. There is such a push to help veterans around Veteran’s Day and the holidays but the reality is they need support all year long. Being able to work with Don Cox and the Massachusetts Military Foundation has been a dream, serving a population that means so much to me. Meeting these heroes and their families is inspirational and keeps me pushing forward. Andrew Biggio, a former Marine, of the Boston’s Wounded Vet Run also does incredible work for these folks. I’m so grateful they let me join them in their work. I also want to thank my colleague Rep. Adrian Madaro, Post Commander Tom Capobianco and Gold Star Mother Robin Abbott for their help with this project.”

Boston’s Wounded Vet Run is an annual event held in the Boston area. Every year Boston’s Wounded Vet Run is dedicated to different veterans. All proceeds raised go towards housing modifications to suit a comfortable living for the disabled veteran. Besides housing modifications, funds are also used to improve the quality of life of disabled veterans.

The Massachusetts Military Support Foundation provides programs, services and goods that help satisfy critical needs and enhance the well-being and quality of life for veterans, active-duty military and their families in Massachusetts. Each of their programs is designed to have maximum impact on the many issues veterans and active-duty military families.

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