October 2, 2023

Three from East Providence to receive awards at EBCAP Gala June 15

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(East Providence, RI, May 22, 2023) – The City of East Providence’s Community Development Director, David Bachrach, will be honored by East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) at its 18th Annual Seaside Gala on June 15 at Atlantic Resort Newport. Bachrach will receive EBCAP’s 2023 Public Service Award in recognition of his on-going commitment to supporting EBCAP’s community outreach programs and activities. Specifically, Bachrach is being acknowledged for his leadership and advocacy in support of safe and affordable housing, for his collaboration to help EBCAP better serve its clients, and for actively engaging to improve the well-being of East Providence residents.

Bachrach has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to ensure all residents receive quality health and human services. He has worked closely with EBCAP staff from various departments and programs to further connect community members to essential services. Bachrach is a staunch advocate for East Providence’s low- and moderate-income residents and is actively involved in community-based steering and planning committees, workgroups, weekend outreach events, and other city-wide public service activities. Bachrach has been instrumental in expanding EBCAP’s presence throughout East Providence to help improve the health and well-being of all residents.

EBCAP’s 18th Annual Seaside Gala will also include ceremonies recognizing its 2023 Vision Award honorees. The recipients are Brenda and Cameron Booth of Rumford, RI, volunteers at EBCAP’s Career Closet; Gates of Hope, a Fall River, MA non-profit, that works in partnership with EBCAP’s East Bay Recovery Center to provide food and other resources to community members; Baby Steps Advisory Group members Louisa Boatwright, Amintha Cinotti, Lissa Fernandez, and Linda Finn, for their long-standing commitment and dedication to early childhood education and social development; and Dr. Tonya Glantz, Interim Executive Director of the Institute for Education in Healthcare at Rhode Island College, for her support of EBCAP’s Transgender Whole Health program.

The leading corporate sponsor for EBCAP’s 18th Annual Seaside Gala is Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. Tickets for the gala are on sale now on EBCAP’s website, www.ebcap.org.  For more information contact Event Coordinator, Maggie Laurianno, at 401.847.7821 ext. 1539.

The fundraising portion of EBCAP’s 18th Annual Seaside Gala will feature an online auction, offering a variety of dining, hotel stays, travel, family fun, sports tickets, and more. Auction items are available for preview now at biddingforgood.com/EBCAP. Featured items will include a Holland America Line Cruise for two people to either Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean, or Canada/New England, a round of golf for four people at Newport Country Club, a two-person Island Tour at Newport Helicopter Tours, and a Sunset Cruise on a private sailboat for up to six people. The auction opens on June 1 and closes on June 15. All are welcome to register and bid.

East Bay Community Action Program is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of Rhode Island’s East Bay, including the municipalities of East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, and Jamestown.

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