Widow Maryellen Barry Tells WCVB How the SPAM Benevolent Fund was There for Her and 7 Kids

Maryellen Barry and SPAM President Dana Pullman sat down with Channel 5’s Nichole Berlie this week to talk about the new “Protect and Serve” Special Plate and how important they are to supporting the ongoing efforts of the SPAM Benevolent Fund. “The plates are a way to say ‘thank you’ to those who protect and serve and help out families who are touched by unthinkable grief,” WCVB anchor Maria Stephanos says in the piece. The plates, now available for [...]

For Widow, Troopers Have Become “Extended Family”; Assistance Has Been Crucial

Maryellen Barry and her seven children had their world destroyed when her husband, Trooper Paul Barry, died on the job in 2006. In addition to their unthinkable grief, Maryellen and the kids faced an uncertain future without the family patriarch. But before they could even start to worry, the State Police Association of Massachusetts stepped in and started helping – and the assistance has continued ever since. “The immediate short-term assistance is invaluable to young families that [...]

Honor the Sacrifice with ‘Protect & Serve’ Special Plates – Now Available

First responders are on the front lines every day and when tragedy strikes, the resources to help their families are often strained or non-existent. That’s where the State Police Association of Massachusetts Benevolent Fund comes in. And now there’s a new way you can help support the wives, husbands, children and other loved ones of first responders killed or injured in the line of duty. The ‘Protect & Serve’ Special License Plate is now available through the state Registry [...]

MBTA Officer Injured in Watertown Shootout Knows the Value of ‘Brotherhood’

In the weeks and months after Dic Donohue was nearly killed in the Watertown shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers, the young officer was not only struggling to recover and get healthy, he was wracked with deep concerns about his finances and future. A proud U.S. Navy veteran and Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority officer who had only been on the job for four years, Donohue wasn’t one to ask for a handout from anyone, despite his suddenly [...]

Fundraiser for the Family of Tpr. Tom Clardy

In Memory of Our Fallen Trooper Thomas Clardy Dear Friends and Colleagues, On May 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., the S.P.A.M. Benevolent Fund will be hosting a Comedy Night at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester as a fundraiser to support the family of our fallen Trooper Thomas Clardy. Ticket prices are $100, $70, $40 and $35. Reserved $100 tickets are available at S.P.A.M. until May 3rd, 2016. Please call the S.P.A.M. office at 617-523-0130 to purchase the $100 [...]

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