Stories of Hope: Women of Wilmington



After experiencing the strength of her community when her Army husband was deployed, Jomarie O’Mahony created Women of Wilmington to support others in her Massachusetts town. Like Lotsa Helping Hands, Jomarie envisioned people coming together to help in their community. What started as a 15-member group is now 316 strong. Currently, Women of Wilmington is providing meals and rides to a family coping with cancer treatment and to a man who lost his apartment to a fire. “We are the first group people come to when tragedy strikes our town. There are 22,000 Wilmington residents and we’ve always been a giving community,” said Michelle Bryan, Women of Wilmington’s vice president. “Lotsa Helping Hands helps us grow and raise awareness about what we can do for one another.”


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