With all the noise we hear about on a daily basis, we think it is time to start sharing the good. The people in our little city by the sea who are truly making a difference.
Mr. Donald Jarvis is a shining example of this. Please take a minute to read his story and thank him for all he has given and continues to do. You sir are a true hero.
Donald Jarvis of Newbury, served in Iraq & Afghanistan. Honorably discharged from the service in 2013. Today his volunteer efforts includes: Veteran Outreach Coordinator for Operation Delta Dog, Veteran Grave Registration Officer for the Town of Newbury, created the Community Flag Retirement Box, started the Wreaths Across America program in the Newbury area, organizes the Yankee Homecoming Veteran Luncheon, engages students at Triton, works with local, state and federal officials helping veterans in crisis, and so much more.
In addition to his current volunteer work he also drafted legislation related to Emergency Medical Services for Veterans (H.2765), use to organized the Lion's Club Thanksgiving Dinner, cleaned and restored the First Parish Burying Ground in Newbury, founded the Byfield Music & Arts Festival, and works for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services assisting veterans in crisis, and works with the Veteran Treatment Courts in Essex County and Middlesex County.