Who We Are...

The History of Heal Lawrence

Heal Lawrence

1 Colonial Drive

Lawrence, Ma 01843  

978-902-2336   Juan "Manny" Gonzalez

978-758-8499   Wayne Hayes 

Hello Sir or Madam,                                                                                          May 4, 2018

   We are Heal Lawrence, a grassroots organization that recently has undertaken the mission of helping victims of fires or any other disasters in Lawrence.  Please accept this letter as an invitation to become a partner in Heal Lawrence.      The principles are Wayne Hayes, former President of the Mt Vernon Neighborhood Association, and Juan “Manny” Gonzalez, a Lawrence Firefighter.  We both share the same belief that we must help those that need help.       Juan has been a great driving force that did a lot of legwork for the Lafayette Ave fire victims six years ago.  Juan is a full time partner and I am proud to work with him. 

​      Other people that have joined in the Heal Lawrence team are Joe D’Amore, a resident of Groveland.  Joe is a great advisor and partner.      Domingo Melendez, an activist like us, and a radio show host that has offered airtime so we can reach out to and unify the Latino/Hispanic communities.      Dalia Diaz, publisher of Rumbo, the English/Spanish newspaper, has offered to promote our positive ways of change and improvement and translate our message to Spanish.      We could only accept gift cards, furniture and household items when we started.  We could not accept cash.  We have partnered with the GLCAC, Greater Lawrence Action Community Council, who have become our fiscal agent, so donations to us are tax deductible.          These are the first partners of Team Heal Lawrence.  You can be a partner by watching www.heallawrence.org and helping whenever you can.  Spreading the word is another way.

Email us at heallawrence@aol.com.

Thank you

Juan “Manny” Gonzalez


Wayne Hayes