There have been numerous emails and calls from people asking how they can help support Mary Beth and the boys so I want to pass along the following information as well as an update on memorial services.
The West Coast memorial service has a tentative date of Sat, Sept 3rd, at 3:30pm in Marin County. Location TBA along with other details.
The East Coast memorial service has a tentative date of Sat, Sept 24th in New Hampshire. Again, details will be posted as soon as they are available.
The most up to date information can always be found on the Friends and Family of Pete Cadwell facebook page.
A memorial fund website has been created to raise funds for the future education costs of Ethan and Hayden Cadwell - Pete and MB's 3 year old twin boys. Money donated through this site will go to a tax advantaged 529 college savings plan. Please see the site for more details and know that no amount is too small to make a difference.
Meals, Services and Goods
A website has been created for people in the Marin County area to sign up and bring over meals for Mary Beth and the boys. Incredibly, people have already signed up for the next several months. Most of you reading this are not out West, but I wanted to share because in the few years that Pete and MB have been in California they have clearly had such an impact on so many lives - just as they did here for so long and still from afar.
Another website is in the process of being created for people to donate goods and services. For example: someone has donated the services of their housekeeper to MB two days a week. Other ideas include airline miles. Until the site is up please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have anything to donate.
Several friends of MB out west, as well as friends here in the Boston area are working to put together a memory book for MB and the boys - collecting photos, stories, favorite memories, etc. More information will be sent out on how to contribute to this in the coming weeks.
If you would like to send a personal note to Mary Beth please contact me offline for her mailing address.
And finally, I will not be continuing to make updates on the public email lists so please check the Facebook site for updates. If you are not on Facebook or if you prefer an email please send me a note and I will be sure include you in anything I send.