Saturday, February 5, 2011

Driving for charity: January 2011 - Audible Local Ledger

I made a campaign promise, at the urging of Matt Pitta, WXTK Radio news director, to pass through my state representative travel per diem to a local charity each month. Unlike most of us who do not get paid to commute, legislators receive payments based on the distance they must drive to the Statehouse. My per diem is $45. Click here to see Who gets paid to drive to work?

January’s per diem payment of $315 represents seven trips to the Statehouse and I am happy to donate that amount to the Audible Local Ledger in Mashpee. This organization provides reading services to the visually impaired. Sherry Bergeron, executive director, works tirelessly for the charity, coordinating readers, fundraising, and distributing special radio equipment to listeners throughout Cape Cod and the south coast.

To find out more about the Audible Local Ledger and to make a contribution, please visit http://www.audiblelocalledger.org or call Sherry at (508) 539-2030.

1 comment:

  1. Great choice of charity! Thanks to you and all of the people who donate their time and money to this good cause.

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