Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Talent Show to Benefit Women's Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties

BRISTOL — R. I. — The 2008 Rhode Island’s Got Talent show, presented by The East Bay Chamber of Commerce, announced that a portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Women's Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties (WRC).

The WRC takes a leadership role in Newport and Bristol Counties to end domestic violence through its own programs and in collaboration with others. WRC was founded in 1977 by a group of women committed to helping families in abusive situations.

“At WRC, we are dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence by providing women, children, men and elderly emergency and crisis support through a 24-hour hotline, walk-in services, court advocacy, counseling, referrals, financial literacy program and shelter services," said Lori DiPersio, executive director of Women's Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties. "We are appreciative to the East Bay Chamber of Commerce for recognizing our organization."

Rhode Island’s Got Talent will showcase Rhode Island talent – including some of the areas best performers. The event will take place Aug. 16 at Barrington High School and $1,750 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. For more information about how to enter Rhode Island’s Got Talent or to become a sponsor, visit www.rhodeislandsgottalent.com.

The East Bay Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to improving the economic, industrial, professional, cultural and civic welfare of the area by preserving the competitive enterprise system of business and by promoting business and community growth and development. The chamber is comprised of manufacturers, innkeepers, restaurateurs, educators, lawyers, nurses and many other professional men and women in a vast array of industries.

The Women’s Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties was incorporated in 1977 by a group of local women who recognized the need to provide a place for victims of domestic violence to learn, to grow and to make educational and vocational choices.

This is a fun way for Rhode Island businesses and the East Bay Chamber of Commerce to raise much needed funds for an important non-profit in their community. Kudos on a nicely organized program.

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