Senator Joan B. Lovely     
State Senator
2nd Essex District                                                               

Representative Jamie Zahlaway Belsito 
State Representative
4th Essex District 

Representative Jerald A. Parisella 
State Representative
6th Essex District 

Representative Paul F. Tucker 
State Representative
7th Essex District 

Representative Thomas P. Walsh 
State Representative 
12th Essex District 


January 6, 2022

Massachusetts Military Support Foundation Partners with Senator Joan Lovely and Representatives Jamie Belsito, Jerry Parisella, Paul Tucker, and Tom Walsh on a Coats4Vets Distribution at North Shore Community College Friday, January 14 

DANVERS– Senator Joan Lovely and Representatives Belsito, Parisella, Walsh, and the office of Representative Tucker, along with the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSF), will distribute brand new winter coats to veterans and military personnel. These coats will be provided at no cost through MMSF’s Coats4Vets program.  

The Coats4Vets distribution event details are as follows:  

DATE: Friday, January 14, 2022 

TIME: 12:00pm – 2:00pm 

WHERE: North Shore Community College, Lot #7, 1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers 

Don Cox, President of Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, said “It’s our pleasure to work with Senator Lovely and Representatives Belsito, Parisella, Tucker, and Walsh, and other members of the State Legislature to distribute new winter coats to local veterans and active-duty military and their families.  We’re so pleased with their commitment to local Veterans.”   

Those wishing to receive a coat at this distribution must register here or visit the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation website For any questions about this event please contact Barbara Foley of the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation by phone at (781) 771-2085 or by email at  


About the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation: 

The Massachusetts Military Support Foundation’s (MMSF) mission is to provide programs, services and goods that help satisfy critical needs and enhance the well-being and quality of life for Massachusetts Veterans, active-duty Military, National Guard, Coast Guard, and their families. Since the onset of Covid-19, MMSF has expanded services to assist other families in need as well. 

Each winter, MMSF’s Coats4Vets program provides warm winter coats to veterans and active-duty military members and their families.  This winter, over 20,000 coats will be distributed through the Coats4Vets program.