(Boston, MA – September 7, 2017) – In honor of Joseph “Dodo” Nee, a lifelong supporter of the South Boston community and an inspiration to so many, Boston’s First Responders came together on Tuesday (Sept. 5) to present the South Boston Neighborhood House with a check donation of $7,500. The generous donation will provide back to school supplies and clothing to local students in the community.

This donation was made possible by members of the Boston Firefighters Credit Union, Boston Fire Department, Boston Police Department & Massachusetts Fallen Heroes/Veterans Edge to uphold the incredible legacy and efforts in which their friend, veteran, and fellow firefighter, Joseph Nee did for the South Boston community. City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh attended the event in South Boston to say a few words about the Nee family and the importance of coming together to support our local communities.

“Assisting the South Boston Neighborhood House was a seamless decision between the Boston Firefighters Credit Union, Boston Police, Boston Fire, Mass Fallen Heroes and the Nee family to engage in an effort that would make Dodo very proud,” said Bernie Winne, CEO of the Boston Firefighters Credit Union.

In Photo: Left to Right):Mike Brown, Boston Police Officer & Vice President of Massachusetts Fallen Heroes; City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh; Kathy Lafferty, Executive Director of the South Boston Neighborhood House; Boston Police Commissioner William Evans; Bernie Winne, CEO of the Boston Firefighters Credit Union; and Dan Magoon, Boston Firefighter & Executive Director of Massachusetts Fallen Heroes. 

About Massachusetts Fallen Heroes
Established in 2010 by Boston firefighters, local Veterans, Gold Star Families, Police Officers and other patriotic citizens, Massachusetts Fallen Heroes’ mission is to memorialize our Fallen by creating a permanent public tribute, and to provide advocacy services for local Veterans and families of the fallen who have served in the Global War on Terrorism since 2001. Massachusetts Fallen Heroes has evolved from a charity geared towards building a tribute honoring Fallen heroes to a multifaceted organization. Massachusetts Fallen Heroes also acts as a liaison in acquiring educational, employment, medical, legal, financial and numerous additional services for local military veterans, their families, and families of the Fallen. Massachusetts Fallen Heroes is initiating new programs to raise awareness and to provide aid, support and scholarships. For more information or to donate, please visit: www.massfallenheroes.org.

About Boston Firefighters Credit Union
The Boston Firefighters Credit Union (BFCU) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing its members with opportunities to enhance their financial wellbeing by offering relevant products and services. Credit unions such as BFCU, serve their memberships in the form of better rates and low fees to ensure their members are provided an honest consistent value. What distinguishes BFCU from other financial institutions, is that its policies and strategies are determined by a Board of Directors who are elected from among the membership and serve without pay. Thus, Boston Firefighters Credit Union is truly owned and operated by its members. For more information, please visit:https://www.bosfirecu.com.

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