WOBURN, MA — In early August, Woburn’s Gloria Scott called =electrician John Kinney due to an issue with one of her light fixtures. On arrival, he quickly realized the problems were much larger than that one light.
Less than two months later, Kinney has raised over $100,000 for his fellow Woburnite, and brought together local contractors and tradesmen to fully renovate her home.
Scott, 72, lives alone and is on a fixed income. After his first visit, Kinney immediately called for volunteers on Facebook, before launching the Facebook fundraiser and then creating a Facebook group, Gloria’s Gladiators, to bring every available resource to bear.
“I got some volunteers together and we went in there and did a ton of yard work and cleanup,” Kinney wrote in the fundraiser description. “Everyone did an amazing job, and this nice old woman was very grateful. It’s simply just not enough though.”
The reward for information leading to an arrest of the perpetrators who fired a barrage of bullets at the home of two Camden County Police officers last week increased to $100,000 Friday afternoon, authorities said.
The reward had reached over $50,000 late last week as investigators continued their search for the people who fired 10 shots at the home of the married cops who were on the second floor of their Clinton Street home with their newborn baby.