AFL Volunteers Choose National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

AFL’s Test and Inspection division presented a $1,650 grant to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Lowell. Part of AFL’s Volunteers Choose program, AFL volunteers had the opportunity to vote on an organization of their choice to receive this special grant. NAMI of Greater Lowell received the majority of the votes.

NAMI of Greater Lowell is a chapter of the national organization that seeks to raise awareness about mental illness and help those navigating the mental health system. President Dick Edgar describes himself and others in the organization as both caregivers of family members with mental illness and concerned citizens.

Elaine Dean, treasurer of NAMI of Greater Lowell, continued, “There is a stigma tied to mental illness but NAMI is bettering lives for millions of Americans, providing a voice through educating, advocating, listening and leading. We rely on contributions such as these to support the work we are doing and we are grateful.”

AFL’s extensive Community Outreach Program provides grants, sponsorships, volunteer projects for associates, scholarships, disaster relief and more. For additional information on

AFL and its community initiatives, visit

Shown above from left: AFL Human Resources Manager Kerrin Corrieri, AFL Product Line Manager Maury Wood, NAMI of Greater Lowell President Dick Edgar, and NAMI of Greater Lowell Treasurer Elaine Dean.

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Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager