Today, volunteers from the New England Patriots, NFL, Bridge Over Troubled Waters (BOTW) and the United Way teamed to build a playground, refurbish an outdoor space, and help set up a new house for homeless youth and their families. The project was part of a $150,000 grant to BOTW from the New England Patriots and the NFL.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters is a Boston-area organization dedicated to transforming the lives of runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth through safe, supportive, and encouraging relationships and effective and innovative services that guide them toward self-sufficiency.
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation President JOSH KRAFT, NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL, New England Patriots Alumni RICK CASH, STEVE KING, STEVE NELSON, ED TONER and BRENT WILLIAMS, Bridge Executive Director ELISABETH JACKSON and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley President MIKE DURKIN were among the participants at today's community event.
Funding from the Patriots and the NFL supported the renovation and expansion of Bridge's Transitional Living Residence, a safe and secure residential community for homeless youth and families. The joint donation provided for critical construction needs as well as household items, including kitchen appliances, living room and bedroom furniture, and resources for residents to build healthy lifestyles.
This is one of several ways the New England Patriots, the NFL and partner organizations have joined together to positively impact the community in celebration of the return of football in the Super Bowl Champion community of the New England Patriots.