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December 27, 2018
Mariana Lost Everything. Twice.

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First, to Hurricane Maria. With her home washed away and Puerto Rico in devastation, Mariana moved her family to Lawrence, MA to rebuild. Arriving with nothing, she called Project Bread and got help enrolling in SNAP. Her goal was to be financially independent by November.

But against all odds, lightning struck twice. On September 13, 2018, an over-pressurized Columbia Gas line caused an unprecedented series of natural gas explosions and fires in Lawrence. Again, Mariana lost everything.

When the gas explosions consumed the Merrimack Valley this year, Project Bread answered calls from displaced residents—including Mariana—directing them to resources and aid. Project Bread also released $20,000 in emergency Disaster Relief Grants to support four community partners responding to the crisis on the ground. This response was only possible through our donors' generous support.

Food is a necessity. This holiday, give families the confidence of knowing they will not go hungry and the courage to overcome whatever the new year may have in store. Give now.

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