Community Comes Together to Support One of their Own

June 9, 2017


The community came together last Friday, June 2, at the Hudson VFW for a spaghetti dinner to help Army Specialist Joshua Keller and his family.  The Kellers have faced tremendous medical expenses following Joshua being shot in the neck by an accidental weapon discharge in Washington state on Feb. 11.

“The reason I am proud to be a member of this community is because when we need to band together and show support to one of our own we do just that,” said Selectman Routsis.  “I know the family felt your support and will continue to feel your support.”

The fundraiser was pulled together with the assistance of the Hudson Police Department Relief Association, Selectman Routsis and others in the community.  According to Routsis, 357 people turned out to support the Keller family; 65 pounds of pasta and 1,000 meatballs were served along with 400 rolls and salad.  In addition, four tables were covered with desserts and five tables filled by raffle items, all donated by the community.  Joshua is in now undergoing rehabilitation in a military hospital in Massachusetts.  The proceeds from this fundraiser will help his family to adapt their Hudson home for Joshua.