Saturday, November 26, 2011

Williamstown Chamber slates fund-raiser on Tuesday for displaced Spruces tenants

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce will combine its annual meeting with a fund-raising event on Tuesday for The Community Fund for the Spruces & Higher Ground.

The event is set for Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Orchards, 227 Adams Road, Williamstown. The cost at the door is $30 per person, 100% donated to The Fund.

"Due to the devastation that happened during Irene, and the holiday season upon us, we don't want to forget about our neighbors at the Spruces," says a chamber statement. "Many of whom will never be able to go back to their homes. Representatives from the Community Fund and Higher Ground will be on board to give us all an update on what we as a community have been doing along with what we see happening in the coming future."

Higher Ground was established as a nonprofit group on Oct. 21 and is dedicated to providing immediate relief for those affected by Tropical Storm Irene, preparing for future disasters, and creating more affordable housing in the area.

Higher Ground is providing services and raising money to meet long-term physical, emotional and spiritual needs associated with the disaster, which is perhaps the greatest in Williamstown.s history.

The Orchards has graciously given us their ballroom and Chef Chris Bonnivier with his many contacts, is getting donations from various Berkshire County Restaurants for a wide array of food for the evening.

Call the Chamber at 413-458-9077 or email to sign up or get more information.


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