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“FRIEND IN NEED” RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATION FROM MULLIN FAMILY
(Avalon, NJ)—Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi received a generous donation of $11,000 from the family of Matthew Mullin for the local charitable organization “Friend in Need”. The donation was presented by the family on Sunday morning, July 13th, 2014 to be used for various charitable efforts supported by “Friend in Need”.
“The annual Mull-Morial Weekend in Avalon every Memorial Day weekend has turned into a landmark event in the Borough of Avalon”, Pagliughi said. “The Mullin family and their friends graciously support two big events on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend to raise money help others in need while at the same time honoring Matthew Mullin who summered in Avalon and was a member of the Avalon Beach Patrol”.
Members of the Mullin family and volunteers with the Matthew Mullin Memorial Foundation committee presented the check to Mayor Pagliughi and to William Davis, who both serve on the Board of Directors for “Friend in Need”. The donation will assist children and families in the greater Avalon area who find themselves in immediate need due to illness or another catastrophic event that impacts their families. Each year, Avalon kicks off its summer with the annual Mull-Morial Weekend events which include a 5K run on the beach, and a beef and beer at Jack’s Place in Avalon.
“Friend in Need” was created in 2003 by a group of Avalon residents. A local member of the community was experiencing a medical emergency and in need of help. A beef and beer was quickly arranged to help raise funds. Encouraged by the outpour of community support, “Friend in Need” was created and has hosted an annual fundraiser every year during the Super Bowl. Other events, including the Mull-Morial Weekend, have generously offered their fundraising abilities to support this effort.
Photo: Bill Davis, Mayor Martin Pagliughi, Mark Mullin, Jenn Forster Keating, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mullin
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the 5th Annual Mull-Morial Weekend and the Annual Capt. Mike Grey Golf Tournament. Both events were a great success, and we are truly grateful for the support and turnout for each.
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Cape May County is truly a unique community. We live and work together and in times of need, not only do we turn towards each other for support, we are confident that we will receive it.
Friend In Need was created within our community, and exists solely to help those who are in need in Cape May County. In the years since this foundation has been established, Friend In Need has raised thousands of dollars for local friends and family.
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