Haverhill’s Open Hearts Ministries to Benefit from Verani Realty Donation

Agents from Verani Realty donated to Haverhill's Open Hearts Ministries to support their efforts feeding the city's hungry seniors. (Courtesy photograph)

Staff from Verani Realty donated to Haverhill's Open Hearts Ministries to support the charity's efforts to feed the city's hungry seniors. (Courtesy photograph)

Agents from Verani Realty are making sure Merrimack Valley seniors are served nutritious meals this spring through a $1,000 donation made to Open Hearts Ministries.

Started in 1999 with backing from Haverhill’s First Baptist Church, Open Hearts Ministries caters to over 200 locals each week, with volunteers preparing, cooking, serving and delivering meals to those in need. The charity also hosts monthly meals for seniors.

Verani agent Kevin Madigan, an Open Hearts volunteer, encouraged his colleagues to give back through their VeraniCARES initiative.

"We have been involved with most aspects of OHM’s Sunday meal, including food runs to the Greater Boston Food Bank, serving the meal, and also cooking for the meal," said Madigan. "We have wonderful volunteers. It truly has been a blessing to us, seeing the families that come join us for an afternoon of good food and community."

Verani Realty’s donation to Open Hearts was funded by individual agents who donated a portion of their commission to the charity, along with a matching donation from the company.