Worcester, MA (September 6, 2017) - The City of Worcester, the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts and the United Way of Central Massachusetts are teaming up with organizations across the community to put on a hurricane relief event to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Worcester Cares will take place Friday on the Worcester Common, and feature live music, food, a beer tent, farmers market, a special live broadcast of WTAG's Jordan Levy Show, and more surprises along the way.
WHAT: Worcester Cares Hurricane Harvey Event
WHERE: Worcester Common, Behind City Hall, 455 Main Street, Worcester
WHEN: Noon until 9 p.m., Friday, September 8th
Donations will be collected on site, to go to disaster relief efforts, through either the United Way or the American Red Cross. Donors can bring cash, checks or credit cards to the event, or donate through unitedwaycm.org or redcross.org/worcestercares-pub. Both sites are live and able to accept donations as of this announcement. On the United Way site, simply designate your donation for Harvey, hurricane, Houston, or Worcester Cares, and 100 percent will go to support and assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Donations are tax deductible, and can be specified for either Hurricane Harvey relief or general disaster relief efforts.
Volunteers will also accept travel-size toiletries: toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and shampoo only, please. No other forms of donations are able to be accepted.
Parking will be free downtown during the event at all street parking meters and at the new Worcester Common Garage, at the corner of Foster and Commercial streets.
The event will feature live music from the Houston Bernard Band, Hero on Hold, the Worcester Jazz Collective and youth ensembles from the Worcester Public Schools. Jordan Levy of WTAG will host his popular daily radio show live from the Common, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
A detailed timeline of events is available, and will be added to, at the Worcester Cares Facebook Event Page. Those wishing to spread the word on social media can use the hashtag #WooCares.
Food from several local restaurants and food trucks will be on site. Farmers Market vendors will also be there, including the Regional Environmental Council Mobile Market, Douglas Orchard and Farm, Boston Solar, Jackson's Creatives, Mike Roche Studio and Sabrabrite Soap.
Worcester Cares is possible through the support of the following organizations: City of Worcester, American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts, United Way of Central Massachusetts, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, DCU Center, Discover Central Massachusetts, 96.1-SRS, WTAG, Charter Communications, 98.9 Nash Icon, 100.FM The Pike and 104.5 XLO.