Keeping Warm at the Pine Street Inn

While many of us have been complaining about the polar vortex, at least we have our offices and homes to keep us warm. It’s always humbling to remember those less fortunate during such unforgiving weather – and to applaud the care offered through certain nonprofits during these roughest days of winter.

One such Boston organization is the Pine Street Inn, which has served homeless men and women since 1969. Besides temporary housing, Pine Street also provides job training and placement, and direct street outreach to more than 1,600 homeless men and women each day. It is actually the largest such resource in New England and has been supported by OneBeacon’s Boston-based teams and the Charitable Trust over the years.

The Boston IMU and OBPI staff directed their 2013 holiday Trust donation to Pine Street and several team members recently hand-delivered the check. OBPI Managed Care Division Leader Susan Angelo, who is pictured presenting the check below to Pine Street President & Executive Director Lyndia Downie, noted “They were so appreciative of our donation. It’s been a tough winter for them so far, so this gift comes at a perfect time.”

We couldn’t agree more and are glad the Boston teams had Pine Street in mind and that Trust was there to provide its support.

Boston OBPI delivers holiday donation to the Pine Street Inn.

Boston OBPI delivers the holiday donation to Lyndia Downie, President & Executive Director of the Pine Street Inn.