Bristol, RI, May 09, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The 2008 Rhode Island’s Got Talent show, presented by The East Bay Chamber of Commerce, announced today 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. The Center believes that no one should be, or remain, the victim of emotional, physical, or sexual violence.
“We are proud to support the WRC, as their efforts truly have a positive impact on our communities – improving the lives of women, men, children & families” said Betty Pleacher, President, East Bay Chamber.
“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 plans to be an action-packed event showcasing Rhode Island talent – including some of the areas best performers. The Event will take place on August 16, 2008 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 located at 16 Cutler Street, Suite 102, Warren, RI and can be reached at 401-245-0750 or www.eastbaychamberri.org.
For More information about The Women’s Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties call 401-857-2533 or visit www.wrcnbc.org.