BAE gives to charity

MERRIMACK – Families in Transition, a Manchester and Concord-based homelessness nonprofit, is the recipient of $4,000 from BAE Systems in Merrimack.

The donation will directly support FIT’s housing and services for the homeless. FIT Founder and President Maureen Beauregard accepted the check at a ceremony attended by BAE staff.

Each year, BAE budgets a certain amount of money to host a holiday event for staff. Rather than host a large holiday celebration, BAE’s Activities Committee this year opted for a smaller celebration and donated the remaining funds to a local charity.

Employees voted Families in Transition as the 2010 beneficiary.

“BAE Systems in Merrimack has always been involved in the Merrimack community, and around the holidays we were looking for a way to give back,” said Linda Gumm, executive administrator at BAE Systems. “Families in Transition’s services extend beyond Manchester to help members of our local community, and we wanted to recognize that with a donation.”

Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and comprehensive social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. For more information about FIT, visit www.fitnh.org.

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