Tim McCatty Family needs our help!

Tim McCatty passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on April 3, 2018.  He was married to Susie Iaquinta McCatty for almost 25 years.  They started dating at Rochester High School.  Tim was a devoted father, husband, son and friend.  He graciously offered his time, knowledge, and workmanship to help anyone.  He enjoyed working as a carpenter throughout his career with all his uncles, cousins and friends.  He lived in Lapeer, Michigan and Tim worked throughout the Detroit Metro area for over 30 years.  He loved his entire family and always enjoyed being with them.

This fund will aid to further the education of his two sons, Nathan and Jake, also helping the family through this tough time.  As much as they planned this unexpected loss will be a hardship and a challenge to navigate through.  Nathan is a senior at Davison High School and is planning on attending Hobart Welding School in Ohio this fall.  He enjoys fishing, hunting and working on his truck.  Jake is a sophomore he plans to attend college and study criminal justice while continuing to pursue hockey.  Jake enjoys competing in sports, hunting and spending time with friends.

Thomas Richards Charity is asking for its community to help this amazing family during this difficult time.  Donate what you can every bit will help.

Thank you from the McCatty family, Iaquinta family and Thomas Richards Charity.

Thomas Richards Charity is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, and exempt organization “helping those in need in our community” as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Tim Ciotti
President TRC
Thomas Richards Charity (FB)

Cash boxes for Cory’s Children

On Monday March 12, my friend Cory Ehlers and co-worker was killed by her husband and now her four children are left without any parents. Thomas Richards Charity in conjunction with the family started a GoFundMe to create a trust for these four children. They have a long road ahead of them, to recover from something so tragic.

To support these children, donation boxes to support Cory’s Children were placed at the following local businesses:

Sylvan Glen Golf Course, Chateau De Vin & Auburn Sportsmens Bar

A big thanks to all those who donated; thank you for helping us help this family.

Noodles & Company Benefit Cory Ehlers


Cory Ehlers children needed our help; on Friday April 6, Noodles and Co. on Rochester Rd in Troy sponsored a benefit for Cory and her children. 50% of all proceeds went directly to help benefit Cory Ehlers children; we had a wonderful turnout and we thank all who came to support the Ehlers children.

Thank you on behalf of the family and Thomas Richards Charity.


Donations for Cory Ehlers children

On Monday March 12, 2018 Cory Ann Ehlers’ life was taken by the man who promised to love her forever.  This is a tragic loss to her four children, parents, siblings and to everyone she ever met.  She was an active parent at Brooklands Elementary School in Rochester Hills and a long-time staff member at Camp Ticonderoga in Troy. She was an amazing mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, friend and person.  She sparkled.

Cory has 4 children, Joshua (23), Jonathon (14), Alyvia (9) and Nathan (8). They are now without parents and have long rough road ahead.  This is something that no child should ever have to deal with.

Cory had an amazing heart, she loved everyone she met and would have given her last dollar to help anyone, even when she had nothing to give.  Her positive attitude and openness allowed her to be instant best friends with everyone she met.  When she hugged you, she really hugged you, a crushing hug that would make you feel loved and accepted, no matter what.

To quote our family friends John and Paul (Lennon and McCartney); “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”  Cory gave love to everyone, we were all given unconditional love every time we were in her presence.

Her children needed our help, and they still all have lots of healing to do with the loss of both their parents. With your donations, all funds went into creating a trust for Cory’s children, to help them with this tragic and senseless death of their mother.  As of May 2018, we have raised over $14,000 for the Ehlers children’s’ trust fund. Thank you for helping us help them.

Thank you from Josh, Christy, Casey, Murphy, David and Thomas Richards Charity.

Thomas Richards Charity is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, an exempt organization “helping those in need in our community” as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the internal Revenue Code.

Briarwood Heating and Cooling

I want to tell you about two amazing people Lee Deel and Renee Deel, owners of Briarwood Heating & Cooling. Thomas Richards Charity was working with a family that needed help. They were living in their trailer using an electric heater to keep them and their 3 month old baby warm, since their furnace was broken. Lee installed a new furnace without batting an eye, while we worked with the state to help out. Unfortunately, the state wasn’t able to provide the funding. Again, Renee and Lee didn’t bat and eye, they covered the whole cost of the furnace and installation ($2500.00). That is what good people do when they see people in need. We are so lucky to have these two as a part of the Thomas Richards Charity community! This is not the first time they have helped people in need as they have been a sponsor of the Matt Moscato Charity Golf for years.
Thank you again