Thank you to all the CRI employees who took part in our April philanthropic project of Giving Back to the community! Each spring, members of our CRI family choose a cause, event, or foundation to give a helping hand. This year we chose the family of Mass. State Trooper Thomas Clardy who was struck and killed on the Mass Pike on March 16th.
Officer Clardy was only 44 years old when his cruiser was struck during a routine traffic stop on March 16, 2015 on Interstate 90 near mile marker 80 in Charlton, Massachusetts. Clardy was a member of the Massachusetts State Police Force for ten years and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. While he will professionally be remembered as a loyal and hard-working officer and veteran, his first love was being a doting husband and devoted father. Clardy left behind seven children, 4 girls and 3 boys ages 4-22. Our focus this year, was to contribute to the financial needs of this officer’s family.
To meet this goal, members of our CRI family committed to shutting down the elevators for the month of April and used only the stairs at our office. Every time time a CRI employee climbed the 8 flights of stairs to work, CRI donated $5 to the Clardy Children’s Fund. Thank you to all of our CRI family members who used the stairs an amazing 521 times in April, when arriving to work and coming back from lunch or a meeting, it all added up. Our small sacrifice was nothing compared to that of Officer Clardy and his family, but we are very proud to have raised $2,605 for the Clardy Children’s Fund through our efforts. We wish the Clardy family the best in this difficult time and in the future.