Rent Relief RI
We would like to share with our community that Rent Relief RI is currently open for applicants. Rhode Island has received $200 million in rent relief funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program.
This program will provide rental and utility relief payments to help eligible renters maintain housing stability. This program is only for renters and their landlords, including some renters and landlords in subsidized housing programs.
Now more than ever, ensuring that children and their families have a safe place to call home is saving lives in our community. It is incredibly important for families to be able to shut their door and be together, no matter what is going on in the world outside.
We are deeply grateful for your kindness, which made it possible for 46 families, comprised of 108 children and 62 adults, to stay together and stay safe this year.
Won’t you join us by making a donation to support a homeless family at Lucy’s Hearth?
From our Lucy’s Hearth family to yours, we send our warmest wishes for a very safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!
Singing For Shelter, the annual Christmas concert featuring Newport-area musicians raising money for local homeless shelters, is going virtual this year.
“Because COVID is preventing us from all gathering in one place on one night, we decided to offer a series of home concerts, featuring our local musicians going live from their living rooms on Facebook,” Singing For Shelter co-founder Mark Gorman said.
Beginning on Dec. 5 and continuing almost until Christmas, there will be 20 ‘living room concerts’ involving a total of 50 local musicians, all raising money for Lucy’s Hearth and The McKinney Shelter.
“Can you imagine being homeless at Christmastime in the middle of a national pandemic” Gorman asked. “ We’re very grateful to all these musicians for once again stepping up to help their homeless neighbors during this unprecedented emergency. Singing For Shelter has raised over $85,000 for these shelters, due to the generosity of our musicians and the unwavering support of our wonderful island community.”
“I’m sobbing, [this is] the best virtual fundraiser I have seen!” That is what one Lucy’s Hearth supporter said at the annual Live from Lucy’s event last night, where the community came together to raise money and awareness for Lucy’s Hearth, the only homeless shelter providing private apartments for families as they get back on their feet.
The event was hosted with so much love by actress Rose Weaver who showcased the “groundbreaking work” Lucy’s Hearth is doing and the impact that support from people like you has on those who live there. The event truly made you think about how nothing can be taken for granted – homelessness can happen to anyone.
One child living at Lucy’s, CeeCee, tugged at the heartstrings of all the attendees, and made everyone fall in love with her. CeeCee has so many dreams, and Lucy’s Hearth is providing her family the resources to make these dreams possible. One attendee in the chat raved about it. “Salve president honoree and children discussion was hilarious. So clever. Nice injection of humor with reality of life through a child’s eyes.”
Watch it again or share with friends!
You can still view the event and share it with your friends at www.livefromlucys.org to see how Lucy’s Hearth is making dreams like CeeCee’s possible.
We are so close to reaching our goal of $10,000 and we need your help to achieve it, and continue helping kids like CeeCee reach for the stars. You can text WELOVELUCYS to 44321 to help families in Newport go from homeless to home.