Marlborough firefighters receive donation from local charity

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Marlborough firefighters receive donation from local charity
Bob Kays makes the presentation of the check to Marlborough Firefighters Local 1714 on behalf of A Day to Benefit Veterans.
(Photo/Marlborough Firefighters Local 1714)

MARLBOROUGH – After receiving a donation from a local charity, Marlborough Firefighters Local 1714 plan to use the funds to “pay it forward.”

The Marlborough Firefighters Local 1714 of the International Association of Fire Fighters recently received a donation of $1,000 from A Day to Benefit Veterans, a local 501(c)(19) charity based on Marlborough. 

A Day to Benefit Veterans was founded by group of Marlborough residents in April. 

The money will be used towards Local 1714’s annual Thanksgiving meal purchases for veterans and their families who may have fallen on hard times in recent years.

Bob Kays, the owner of the Prospector East Saloon and founder of the Marlborough Shamrocks semi-pro football team and a serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

According to its website, A Day to Benefit Veterans’ mission to raise money to support local programs that help veterans. 

 “Half of our 21 million veterans have either visible or invisible wounds of war, from combat wounds to depression. Our mission is to raise funds to support local programs that will help our Veterans in need,” the website read.  

In their first year, the organization raised over $51,000 dollars. This donation to Local 1714 is the first of many to be made by the organization. 

Their next fundraising event will be September 17, 2023, 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Hudson Elks Pavilion for a great day of local bands, food, silent auctions, raffles, cash prizes, and kids activities.

More information about A Day to Benefit Veterans can be found at https://www.adaytobenefitveterans.com/pages/about-us.