In 2015, Tina Smith helped Jennifer Montecalvo provide Christmas dinner for her family, and now she’s returning the favor with a GoFundme page after Smith’s family’s belongings and home were destroyed during Saturday’s fire at their 126 Toll Gate Road apartment.
Mike Penta, whom voters may remember as one of three candidates running for Warwick’s Dist. 21. representative seat in the General Assembly, also co-owner of Gel’s Kitchen in West Warwick, won Saturday’s pie eating contest at the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society event that drew hundreds and raised $14,066 for charity.
WEST WARWICK, R.I. — If you like pie and providing a helping hand to people who need a little assistance, the Portugese Holy Ghost Society at 11 Ventura St. is the place to be today during their pie eating contest fundraiser to benefit Be The Change.
The 2016 Coventry Relay for Life, the annual festival fundraiser for research into cures and treatment for cancer patients, starts at 4 p.m. Friday at Coventry High School’s track, lasting through 7 a.m. Saturday, assembling Knockerball RI, a frozen T-shirt contest, raffles, food, lawn games and a concert by pop rock-country singer Megan Harney.
GoFundme.com donors have raised $6,765 so far to help Alison and Jeff Fagundes, who were seriously injured Feb. 13 at 175 Metro Center Boulevard when a truck struck them head-on at 10 p.m., putting them in financial straights as they prepare for a new baby in a few months.
imPossible Dream Director Diane Florio-Penza had two morning surprises this week — first when she discovered about $7,000 in damage to the integrated all-abilities playground Thursday, then Friday when two trucks of volunteers showed to help clean it up.
Warwick, RI -Officials, residents and businesses have organized several fundraisers for the 100 people left homeless since fire destroyed the Westgate Condominium complex at 754 Quaker Lane, and you can help, too.