Plummer receives $1M for upcoming construction project
August 19, 2023
What an incredible day for foster youth!
Today, Plummer received $1 million in state funds towards the construction of a new residential facility on our Winter Island property. Sen. Joan Lovely spearheaded the effort to secure these funds for Plummer and was on hand to present the check. Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, Rep. Manny Cruz, and Mayor Dominick Pangallo were also on hand for the occasion.
“I want to extend thanks and congratulations to Senator Lovely for putting us in this position to support an amazing community asset, and I say that not just as somebody who lives in Salem, but as someone who sees this type of work and need across our Commonwealth. Nobody does it better than here at Plummer, and to have the resources to support that coming out of legislative leadership is really, really critical,” said Lt. Governor Driscoll.
Senator Lovely explained that, back in 2022, she was told by Ways and Means Committee Chair Mike Rodrigues that each senator would be receiving $1M in earmark funds to distribute in their community. He advised that, in his experience, the way to make the largest impact was to give the entirety of the funds to one organization. “I knew, at that moment, exactly where this money was going to go,” she said.
Plummer Youth Promise is grateful for Senator Lovely’s continued advocacy on behalf of foster youth, especially transition-aged youth at risk for homelessness.
The presentation occurred during Plummer’s annual alumni barbeque, allowing former residents and friends of Plummer to join in the celebration.
Executive Director Nicole McLaughlin and Advancement Committee Chair Erin Heiskell received the check on behalf of Plummer.