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Rivershore Foundation to host 'Raise the Roof' event

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Sat, Sep 7th 2019 09:40 am

The Rivershore Foundation invites residents to its “Raise the Roof” event, slated for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at The Griffon House, 810 Center St., Lewiston.

“Raise the Roof” includes gourmet food and drinks, live music, basket raffle and silent auction.

Proceeds will help build the Hinman Street apartment project in Youngstown, which will support people with special needs to live more independently.

“There is an overwhelming need for supportive housing for people with developmental disabilities in Niagara County,” said Nicole Forgione, assistant director for marketing communications at People Inc. “Thanks to a generous donation of a plot of land, there are the beginnings of the ‘Hinman Project.’ ”

Forgione said two connected apartment units on the property have been designed to be fully accessible, allowing for wheelchair access and features to accommodate people with visual impairments. The apartment project will initially be home to four individuals with developmental disabilities and will serve more people over the years.

The Rivershore Foundation needs the funds to make the plan a reality.

Regular tickets are priced $50 per person while VIP tickets are $75 per person. They may be purchased online at rivershorefoundation.org or at the event.

For more information, contact Melanie Brown at [email protected] or 716-817-7450.

The Rivershore Foundation Inc., in coordination with People Inc., engages in public relations, lobbies for volunteers and raises funds for the benefit of program participants served by People Inc. in Niagara County.

People Inc., a multispecialty nonprofit health and human services agency, provides programs and services to more than 10,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, special needs, their families and older adults throughout Western New York and the Greater Rochester region.

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