Hyannis, Mass, February 26, 2012 – The American Red Cross Cape Cod and Islands Chapter and Cape and Islands United Way will be honoring Dan McCullough of Orleans, Maureen Carser of South Yarmouth and Karen Graveline of Hollis, NH as Homeless Outreach Heroes during the 10th Annual Heroes Breakfast.
The event will be held at the Resort & Conference Center in Hyannis on March 30, 2012, from 7:00-9:00 am. Tickets for the Breakfast are available via redcross.org/ma/hyannis, uwcapecod.org or by calling (508) 775-1540 ext. 21.
Dan McCullough has worked as a volunteer with the homeless population on Cape Cod for the past 24 years. For several years he has worked weekly, along with Ms. Carser and Ms. Graveline, as “Team M-25”, an outreach trio who seek out those homeless people who cannot, or will not, come to shelters or utilize the services of traditional homeless services.
McCullough, Carser and Graveline raise money and much needed supplies by word of mouth and with the generous donations from people who remain anonymous. The homeless, whom McCullough calls “the least of out brethren”, are treated by Team M-25 in their camps or places of refuge not only for their physical problems, but with compassion, understanding and love.
Along with his full-time job as a professor at Cape Cod Community College, McCullough leads this team, who are committed to spending 25-30 hours a week to helping the homeless, no matter what the weather. They are known to frequently take money from their own pockets to make sure that someone had a bed and a hot meal, or maybe just some clean socks.
The public is invited to join the American Red Cross, Cape and Islands Chapter and the Cape & Islands United Way on March 30th to honor Dan McCullough and Team M-25 as Homeless Outreach Hero, along with many other heroes from Cape Cod at the 10th Annual Heroes Breakfast. Tickets for the Breakfast are available via redcross.org/ma/hyannis, uwcapecod.org or by calling (508) 775-1540 ext. 21.