Press Release - November 28, 2003
Office of the Commissioner of Probation
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|November 28, 2003
Holland, Director of Communications
Superior Court Probation Employees Are Thankful for Outpouring
Support from Colleagues Following Devastating Fires
Suffolk Superior Court Probation employees, whose homes were
completely destroyed by two separate fires, expressed appreciation
to those who came to their aid during a three-week drive for
clothing, household items and non-perishable foods sponsored
by the department.
The employees received
Stop & Shop gift certificates, monetary donations, and offerings of furniture.
One Trial Court colleague offered the use of a pick-up truck to move and deliver
"Honestly, I am overwhelmed
by the response. I appreciate everything everyone has done and continues to do
for me and my family," said the unidentified employee and mother of two.
The family were left
with only the clothes on their backs. Another employee suffered a similar tragedy
compounded by the death of her mother in a fire. The first family have found
housing. The other employee continues to search for a permanent home.
"A lot of people
have offered to help . They have been very kind and generous. I would like to
extend my thanks to those who helped me. I do appreciate it," she said.
The Suffolk Superior
Court Probation Department will continue the drive. For more information,
contact Kathy Tate, Assistant Chief Probation Officer at Suffolk Superior Court