Next week, the public is invited to come together for the 17th annual Telethon for Hope, a day-long fund-raising event that will culminate with an evening of music to celebrate the work Housing Assistance Corporation is doing to keep people safely housed.
“As the pandemic worsens, we are continually reminded of the importance of having a place to call home in order to stay safe and healthy,” said Chief Development Officer Anne Van Vleck. “By donating to this year’s telethon and joining in our day-long fundraising drive on December 3, people can come together to give hope to our neighbors who are facing the fear of becoming homeless.”
Housing Assistance is a 46-year-old nonprofit based in Hyannis, whose mission is to ensure that all on Cape Cod and the Islands have a safe, stable place to live. Housing Assistance operates four homeless shelters on Cape Cod; develops affordable housing; oversees Section 8 vouchers for the region; conducts foreclosure counseling; holds educational workshops for first-time homebuyers and those looking to rebuild their credit; and keeps residents in their homes through its homelessness prevention program.
The Telethon for Hope will take place next Thursday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and can be watched live on Housing Assistance’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/haconcapecod
To get involved:
- Donate now at www.telethonforhope.org.
- Like, join, and share the Telethon for Hope event on Housing Assistance’s Facebook page.
- Sign up to be a Telethon for Hope online fundraiser at www.haconcapecod.org.
- Follow Housing Assistance on Facebook and like and share their posts, including the telethon broadcast, during the day-long fundraising drive on December 3rd.
This year’s Telethon for Hope will feature motivational speaker Jonathan Thompson of JT’s Chronicles, singer-songwriter Monica Rizzio, musician Sarah Swain, Super Soulshine, singer and actor Larry Marsland, and soft-rock duo David Bussiere and Troy Williams.
Businesses still have time to sponsor this year’s telethon. To do so, contact Event & Resource Development Coordinator Deanna Bussiere at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 508-771-5400, ext. 270.
Sponsors to date include Cape Cod Community Media Center, Princi Mills Law, the William & Linda Zammer Foundation, Bass River Pediatric Associates, Cape Cod Broadcasting Media, E2 Solar, Encore Construction, Rogers & Marney Builders, Cape Cod Insulation, Falmouth Toyota, Harwich Port Heating & Cooling, iKitchens Etc., Joyce Landscaping, Rusty’s, Sunderland Printing and Green Spot Garden Center.