The Beacon, Merrimack College’s Newspaper, is proud to announce a partnership with Emmaus Inc., based in Haverhill, MA. Emmaus Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower individuals and families to rebuild their lives and reach their fullest potential. Emmaus has several shelters and residency programs and serves all people in need including the homeless, disadvantaged, disabled, unemployed and oppressed. The Beacon has pledged that all revenue the newspaper earns from advertisements and other sources will be donated to Emmaus Inc.
“At Merrimack, giving back to the community is instinctive, and it is my hope that we can reach out to our community, and help those in their time of need,” said Patrick Lawlor, editor in chief of The Beacon.
“We are honored that The Beacon has chosen to partner with Emmaus during the upcoming year. Like Emmaus, Merrimack College is a tremendous asset to our region. Partnering with The Beacon will greatly enhance our visibility among members of the Merrimack community and will build awareness of Emmaus’ comprehensive approach to resolving homelessness,” said Jeanine Murphy, executive director of Emmaus.
The Beacon will not only provide monetary resources to Emmaus but also set up clothing and food drives as well as mentorship programs to the children of Emmaus that emphasize the importance of education.
“The Beacon is very excited to work with Emmaus, and we look forward to a rewarding experience that will surely benefit our community in a number of ways,” Lawlor said. “Merrimack has allowed us to reach tremendous potentials, and in the Augustinian tradition, we must share our resources with the community,” Lawlor said.
“We look forward to deepening our connections with Merrimack College as a direct result of this partnership,” Murphy said.