United Mine Workers donate to Hopedale Fire Department in name of former mayor

Source: WTOV 9 Fox

February 17, 2021


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The United Mineworkers made a donation to the Hopedale Fire Department in the name of former Hopedale Mayor and UMW District 6 President Larry Ward.

“We’re trying to make people aware how critical the EMS units are in this area to protect the lives and safety of all constituents in the area,” said Rick Altman, Vice President, UMWA District 31.

It’s our way, it’s not a lot of money, it’s our way of saying, really, to everybody, how much we truly appreciate how they take care of all our people.”

“When we were going for the ambulance district, we were going for support, we went to Larry, he said, ‘absolutely.’

I know many people saw the video that he made for the ambulance district levy, which was just a small showing of what he would do for the community when asked,” said Chief Mark Marchetta of the Hopedale Fire Department.


Ward died in January at the age of 77.


Written by: Paul Giannamore