Due to the amazing support we have received from so many for the Boston Marathon Survivors we are happy to announce that we have set up a special fund to support specific needs of the survivors not covered by insurance. All survivors are encouraged to fill out the application and all applications will be thoroughly reviewed within 30 days.Apply Here
Your donation will go towards the matching gifts that we will provide to our future beneficiaries.
General Donation to The Greg Hill Foundation
Brian Lamb went into cardiac arrest on January 16th while driving through downtown Salem, MA with his four-year-old twins, Rex and Maggie. Fortunately the kids were unharmed and helped by several bystanders, but Brian was rushed to Salem Hospital and then transferred to Mass General. He suffered extensive brain damage from lack of oxygen after his cardiac arrest and subsequently passed away on January 28th at the age of 46. As an organ donor, his lungs, kidneys and liver were donated. Brian leaves behind his children, as well as his wife, Erin.
On Saturday, December 3, a 10-alarm fire destroyed or damaged 11 buildings in a densely populated area of Cambridge. At least 60 people have been displaced as a result. The fire required the assistance of almost 20 communities. Luckily, no serious injuries were reported however, there is still danger of additional damage to the building. Please consider helping The Greg Hill Foundation assist those affected by this disaster. The Greg Hill Foundation will be matching up to $5,000 in donations.
Cambridge Fire Donation
On Saturday, December 3, a 10-alarm fire destroyed or damaged 11 buildings in a densely populated area of Cambridge. At least 60 people have been displaced as a result. The fire required the assistance of almost 20 communities. Luckily, no serious injuries were reported however, there is still danger of additional damage to the building. Please consider helping The Greg Hill Foundation assist those affected by this disaster.
Firefighters responded to a call at 3:30AM on Sunday morning at Hudson Street in Northborough after a resident was awaken by the home’s smoke detectors. Within 90 minutes, the department and a crew of 30 firefighters from seven local towns were able to contain the fire. The house was built in the 1800’s and owned by Northborough Firefighter Todd Yellick, a 20 year veteran of the department. The family lost everything, including their home. Please consider making a donation to help the family start over.
On Tuesday, June 7th, Matt Wetherbee suffered a spinal cord injury while playing basketball with his friends. Matt was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment. There it was determined that he severely injured his spinal cord at the C3 and C4 vertebrae location. He is currently paralyzed from the chest down without the use of his arms or legs. Matt just turned 29 on June 10th while in the hospital.
With the injury so recent it is undetermined on what Matt’s rehabilitation plan will be. Regardless of the route it is clear that there is a long road to recovery ahead for Matt. On Tuesday, June 14th we will be holding an on-air fundraiser throughout the WAAF Hill-Man Morning Show to assist in Matt’s recovery efforts. We will be matching all donations up to $5,000. Please consider making a donation to help Matt in his time of need and to assist him in his recovery efforts with the goal of one day walking again.
On Sunday, May 22nd at 12:30 AM, Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop in a residential neighborhood. He approached the suspects vehicle and with no hesitation the suspect shot him and fled. Officer Tarentino was rushed to UMASS Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Officer Tarentino was 42 years old and is survived by his wife and 3 children. On Monday, May 23rd, throughout the WAAF Hill-Man Morning Show we will be holding a fundraiser for Officer Tarentino’s family. Please consider making a donation in honor of Officer Tarentino and to support his family in their time of need.
The Greg Hill Foundation responds to immediate requests for assistance, to improve the lives of local families touched by tragedy. To nominate a beneficiary you must fully complete the nomination form below. The foundation will review all nominations and qualifying nominations will be reviewed by the Board Of Directors. You will be notified of the board’s decision within one week of submission. Thank you for helping us help others.
At around 12:00 PM on Wednesday March 16, 2016 State Trooper Thomas L. Clardy pulled over a Tahoe for a routine traffic violation on the Massachusetts Turnpike. When he returned to his car to run the drivers information he was suddenly hit from behind by Nissan Maxima. The impact caused traumatic injuries and he was rushed to UMASS Medical Center in Worcester. Sadly, Trooper Thomas Clardy was pronounced deceased shortly after. Trooper Clardy is survived by his wife Reisa and the couple’s six children, who range in age from 4 to 17 years.
On Thursday, March 17th we will be holding an on air fundraiser for the family of Trooper Clardy. Any donation would go a long way in supporting the Clardy family in their time of need.
Please see below for the official remarks from Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent Massachusetts State Police.
“At approximately noon today, Trooper Thomas L. Clardy, assigned to this barracks, stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe on the westbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton, near mile marker 79. He conducted the motor vehicle stop in the breakdown lane.
At the time, Trooper Clardy was working a supplemental patrol shift, called an Accident Incident Reduction Shift, with a goal of preventing crashes. His regular shift was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
The reason for the stop of the Tahoe was a traffic violation. Trooper Clardy walked up to the vehicle and obtained information from the driver. He then walked back to his cruiser, a Ford Explorer, and got back into it and began processing the motor vehicle stop.
At that time, a Nissan Maxima was travelling westbound in the left lane. Witnesses indicate that the Maxima was travelling at a high rate of speed.
For reasons that are still under investigation, the Maxima suddenly swerved to the right, crossed all three travel lanes, and, without slowing, struck the rear of Trooper Clardy’s cruiser with the trooper inside.
The tremendous impact of the crash pushed the cruiser into the Tahoe stopped in front of it, and then off that vehicle and onto the grassy side of the highway.
Responding troopers and other first responders found Trooper Clardy inside his cruiser with traumatic injuries and began administering emergency first aid including CPR. Trooper Clardy was transported by ground ambulance to UMass Medical Center in Worcester, where he was pronounced deceased.
The operator of the Maxima was transported by medical helicopter to UMass Medical Center with serious injuries.
That driver is identified as first name David, last name is spelled as N-J-U-G-U-N-A — 30 years old of Webster. He is being criminally summonsed at this point with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failing to stay within marked lanes.
We are also seeking an immediate threat suspension with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The investigation is ongoing to determine whether further charges will be sought.
That investigation is being conducted by Troop E of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, the State Police Detective Unit for Worcester County, and the Office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early.
Trooper Clardy was 44 years old. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He joined the Massachusetts State Police in April 2005, graduating from our Academy as a member of the 77th Recruit Training Troop and breaking in at the Brookfield Barracks.
He then worked out of the Northampton and the Sturbridge Barracks, and then for the Troop C Community Action Team. He was assigned here to the Charlton Barracks in November 2012.
He was extremely well-liked by the men and women he worked with and had a reputation as a hard worker, a good trooper, and a great man. He was known for his professionalism and dedication. All who knew him have, today, borne witness to his outstanding character.
Trooper Clardy is survived by his wife Reisa and the couple’s six children, who range in age from 4 to 17 years.
Today we pray for them. The Massachusetts State Police are devastated for their loss. We will never be able to fill the hole that is left in their lives from this day forward, but they will always be part of our State Police family. We will forever hold them tight to our hearts, for the rest of their lives.
We ask that you please respect their privacy in this time of unimaginable grief. We will update you further on the investigation into the crash and arrangements for Trooper Clardy in the coming days. Thank you.”
Colonel Richard D. McKeon
Superintendent – Massachusetts State Police
On January 26, 2016 the DeLucia Family’s Franklin apartment burned to the ground. The three-alarm blaze was so dangerous that the decision was made to pull all of the firefighters out of the house. The fire was extinguished at 2:05 PM but unfortunately the building was completely destroyed and unliveable.
Amy and Jeff DeLucia and their 6 year old twins, Abigail and Jeffrey lost everything they had owned in the apartment and are currently living in a hotel close to the kids school.
On Monday, February 1st we will be holding an on air fundraiser for DeLucia Family on the WAAF Hill-Man Morning Show. We will be matching all donations up to $5,000. Please consider donating to help their family during their time of need.
On Monday, September 28th, Jen Bourinot was going to her first patients house in the morning. She was crossing Prospect St. in Waltham when the first car stopped. She proceeded to cross the street and as she waved to the second car to say thanks, but that car never stopped. She went up on the hood, smashed the windshield and came flying off when the driver finally slammed on the brakes. She was out cold until she woke up in the ambulance. After about 8 hours in the ER and multiple tests (several X-Rays and CAT scans) it was discovered that Jen had a fractured fibula in her right leg, torn ACL and MCL in her right leg, a fractured pelvis on the left side, a fractured sacrum, four staples in her head and multiple contusions and road rash on her body.
Jen just bought a house and lives alone with her three year old daughter, Brielle. She has school loans, car payments, mortgage, car and home insurance and all of the other monthly bills along with grocery shopping. She’s going to need a home care nurse due to the fact that she can’t walk or take care of herself, or her daughter. She has a long road of recovery ahead of her.
On Sunday July 11th, 2015 Katerina Kalaw was suddenly struck with a brain aneurysm which took her life just 3 days later. Katerina was the amazing mother to two beautiful little girls: Zoe and Bobbi, ages 9 and 10 and was loved by all her family, friends and co-workers. In Katerina’s honor and to support the college dreams of her two young daughters, the Zoe and Bobbi College Fund was established. Please help honor Katerina and support her dreams for her daughters by donating to this fund.
On May 9, 2015 Steven Richards was involved in a fatal car accident near exit 5 on Rt. 395. According to State Police, he was driving on the highway when he hit a wheelbarrow that was in the middle of the left lane. He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead upon arrival. Steven is survived by his wife Jessica and two children: Bentley age 3 and Isabella age 7.
On May 11th we held an on air fundraiser for Jessica and her family. We are happy to announce that we have made a total donation of $24,410. In addition to the monetary donation the Concord Police Department donated 2 car seats for Jessica’s children as those were damaged in the crash as well. Thank you to everyone who has helped support the Richards family in their time of need.
Ben Farrar was visiting Cannes, France while on Spring Break from Marblehead High School. Ben was at the beach with his friends when he went to go dive into the water to cool off. The water, however, was shallow and Ben hit his head on the sand, crushing his vertebrae, damaging his spinal cord and rendering him paralyzed. Ben was rushed to a hospital in Nice, France and is currently in stable condition. Ben broke his C5 vertebrae and swallowed a lot of salt water that has now damaged his lungs. The Farrar’s are coordinating with Mass General Hospital for an eventual transportation but he will need to have swelling go down and his lungs to improve before that is possible.
We started raising money for Ben on April 24th and held our on air fundraiser on April 27th. In total we raised $34,372 and we decided to add an additional $10,000. The total donation that was made to Ben and his family was $44,372. Thank you to everyone who donated to us and helped support Ben and his family in their time of need.
Officer John Moynihan was shot in the face while conducting a routine traffic stop in Roxbury on Friday, March 27th. He was rushed to the hospital and thankfully avoided potential life threatening injuries. Throughout the weekend and during the Hill-Man Morning Show on March 30th, we held a fundraiser and raised $5,260 for Officer John Moynihan. A local country band called Dalton and the Sheriffs also held a fundraiser and raised $1,000. We matched up to $5,000 and gave an $11,260 donation to Officer Moynihan to assist with the costs of rehabilitation that insurance will not cover. Thank you to everyone who donated and supported Officer Moynihan and his family in his time of need.
On March 20th we held an on-air fundraiser on the WAAF Hill-Man Morning Show for the Sum Family of Lowell, MA. On March 17th the Sum’s house caught fire and burned to the ground. The family made it out safely out of the house however several pets sadly did not make it. The fire started at a neighbors house but due to the strong winds their house caught fire. The family of 7; two boys aged 13 and 16 and three girls aged 4, 6 and 10 lost everything they owned and currently are staying in a one bedroom hotel room. In total we donated $8,212 to the Sum Family. Thank you to everyone who help support them when they needed it the most.
On December 3rd during the Hill-Man Morning Show, we raised funds for the Pierro Family. On December 2nd shortly before 5 AM the Pierro’s house caught fire. The family made it safely out of the house with seconds to spare as it collapsed behind them. Anthony and Lori Pierro have 3 children; Nick age 15, Christian age 11 and Victoria age 6. The family lost everything that they owned and are in need of assistance. We held an on air fundraiser and are happy to announce with our matching gift we will be making a $14,559 donation to the Pierro Family.