Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 8, 2019 SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com We cover: * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available The gift of giving Vietnam War Era veteran dedicates his birthday present to the Veterans Relief Fund http://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only A BIRTHDAY WORTH CELEBRATING: Members of the Saugus Veterans Relief Fund Committee meet at Veterans Memorial Elementary School for a birthday donation on behalf of an unnamed Veteran to the fund. Pictured from left to right are Bill Boomhower, Diane Walsh, Ruth Berg, Veterans Service Officer Jay Pinette, Marty Graney and Joanne Rappa. Missing from photo: Janice Jarosz. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate) By Mark E. Vogler W AUTOTECH 1989 SINCE Are You Cold Weather Ready! OIL CHANGE SPECIAL Up to 5 Qts. of Oil (Most vehicles) Includes FREE 29 Point Inspection & Safety Check! Only $24.95 DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! 2006 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2007 CHEROLET IMPALA LT Six Cylinder, Automatic, Most Power Options, One Owner, Clean Title, Just Serviced, only 65K Miles PRICED TO SELL! CONVERTIBLE!, Leather, Loaded, Heated Seats, Clean Title, Just Serviced, 120K Miles, Mellow Yellow A MODERN CLASSIC 781-321-8841 $5,500 $3,995 Easy Financing Available! 1236 Eastern Ave • Malden EddiesAutotech.com We Pay Cash For Your Vehicle! hen it came to getting a birthday present, a local veteran told his friends to make a generous donation to help less fortunate veterans instead. “We just received a nice donation to the Saugus Veterans Relief Fund – $560,” Saugus VSO Jay Pinette said of the Vietnam War Era veteran, who wants to remain anonymous. “That’s the way he wanted. All I can tell you is that he’s been very involved in Veterans affairs here in town for quite some time … The donation was obtained through a Facebook birthday fundraiser on behalf of a local Veteran. The Veteran asked for donations to the relief fund in lieu of birthday presents,” Pinette said. With the recent donation, there is now more than $6,000 in the fund, according to Pinette. ASKS | from page 3 the students are English Language Learners? A: I’m not sure of the exact percentage. The numbers are always changing. We have new students who start on a monthly basis. Q: And then you have students with learning and reading disabilities that come into play, so what’s the biggest portion of those 40 students? A: I would say a lot of students need a lot of fluency practice, so just working on their decoding skills, accuracy and making sure that they are reading the words correctly, their expression when they Members of the Saugus Veterans Relief Fund Committee recently met with Pinette at the Veterans Memorial Elementary School to present a donation check to the Saugus Veterans Relief Fund. Pinette hopes the latest donation will motivate other benevolent people in the area to follow the example of the unnamed veteran. “Well, the meeting that we held at the Vets school was held to discuss resumption of more formal activities for the Relief Fund Committee … Due to turnover at the Veterans’ Services Office and on the committee itself, it was felt that we needed to refocus our energies as part of ongoing efforts to increase visibility for the Relief Fund,” Pinette said. The Saugus Veterans Relief Fund was established in 2016 as a result of legislation initiated by State Rep. Donald Wong. are reading as well as the speed of their reading, and I feel like having them read out loud, once they get that fluency, it improves their comprehension. Q: You must have some interesting stories to tell. Do you have any success stories you can share about students who were in your class and now they are voracious readers … and maybe they can devour, like, two or three books a week? A: That happens a lot, actually. We see students that come in and you wonder if there is a reading disability or not … and in time, we see that they pick it up and that they excel. Q: And what is the special theme this week that you want The new law helped create a voluntary method for the public to contribute to the relief fund when they pay their taxes. There is a check-off box on the tax form that can be used to direct additional funds to the relief fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide support for Veterans and their dependents facing more immediate/emergent needs with food, transportation, heating repair/expenses and other emergency needs. The fund was envisioned to provide a one-time infusion of funds in urgent/emergency conditions, according to Pinette. For more information about the fund, town residents who think they may be eligible should contact Pinette at the Veterans’ Service Office at Town Hall. They can reach him at 781231-4010 or email him at jpinette@saugus-ma.gov. to get the kids … A: I would say, “Get Caught Reading” and always read! Q: It doesn’t matter what they read? A: No. They could read a magazine, a comic book; it could be an article; it could be the back of a cereal box – anything. Anything is reading – anything that you enjoy. Q: Could be a sports book. A: Right. Our summer reading theme was “Massachusetts” last year, so students can read about athletes who were from Massachusetts as well. Q: So, you work closely with the Saugus Public Library? ASKS | SEE PAGE 10

7 Publizr Home

You need flash player to view this online publication