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Congressman Tierney Visits Amesbury and Newburyport Non-Profits Praises local leaders for their Service to Our Community

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Location: Washington, DC

This week, Congressman John Tierney visited local non-profits in Newburyport and Amesbury and thanked local residents for their efforts to help those in our communities who need assistance. Throughout the day yesterday, he toured Best Foot Forward and Coastal Connections in Amesbury and Opportunity Works in Newburyport.

"As always, I am impressed with the work being done at these organizations. From adult education opportunities, to helping local residents in their job search, to supporting disabled men and women in our area, the staff and volunteers I met are committed to making our community a stronger place. I thank everyone I met in Newburyport and Amesbury for their service and dedication and know that there are thousands of men and women around our communities who deserve that same thanks and recognition," Congressman John Tierney said.

During the visits, the Congressman toured each facility, met with men and women participating in the programs, and spoke with all in attendance about his efforts to protect federal investment in support programs, like these, in Congress.

"As always Congressman Tierney shows great interest and support for our community. He's always been there when we've called and his visit at Best Foot Forward and Coastal Connections proves that. Whenever we've got a question he and his staff are available; he is there for us all and he's always been right there. On behalf of Coastal Connections and Best Foot Forward, we're extremely grateful that he is our Congressman. The place was still buzzing with excitement when he left," said Rosemary Werner, Executive Director of Best Foot Forward and Coastal Connections Inc. board member.

"Everyone at Opportunity Works was excited to show Congressman Tierney their projects, their work, and our facility. We appreciate the Congressman's visit and his understanding of the challenges people with disabilities face every day. He also recognizes the critical need to maintain budget levels in order for agencies to be able to continue to offer a variety of quality, person-centered services," said Jane Harris-Fale, Executive Director of Opportunity Works.

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