Red Sox roll up their sleeves to help homeless families

Players help paint Families in Transition – New Horizons apartments

CONCORD, N.H. — Some Major Leaguers were making a big difference in the lives of homeless families in Concord on Wednesday.

Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish and pitchers Mark Melancon and Chris Carpenter helped paint one of 16 renovated apartments for Families in Transition – New Horizons.

The organization provides housing and services to homeless families as they move to a more permanent and stable living arrangement.

It was part of the Red Sox 100 Acts of Kindness program that helps charitable organization across New England.

Families in Transition – New Horizons assists about 400 people in Concord, Manchester and Dover. Officials said more than half of the people they serve are children.

“It’s great to get out and meet people and really give back for the things that we’ve been given,” Melancon said.

The players also visited the Manchester police and fire departments as part of their trip through New Hampshire.

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