By: Jenn Tracz*/CABO’s Executive Director
On Wednesday June 1st, Springfield Mass and surrounding towns made national headlines when a string of tornados touched down destroying many homes and businesses in its path. CABO has members and connections to the Western Mass. area and would like to do its part in helping rebuild the area.
We have teamed up with Springfield non-profit organization Rebuilding Together who works rehabilitating damaged homes. Before the tornados they were expected to rehab over 30 homes and 2 non-profit facilities. With the damage caused by the tornados that number is sure to rise.
In an effort to do our part CABO will be holding an event at Max’s Tavern in Springfield at 1000 West Columbus Blvd., Springfield, MA from 6-8 p.n. on July 26th. We will be charging $20 at the door and 100% of the proceeds will be going to Rebuilding Together, Springfield to help those affected by tornado. We will have raffle items, which include 2 (two) 6-month subscriptions to The Rainbow Times. We will also be auctioning off a 1-year CABO membership to help raise additional money.
If you are interested in donating an item to help raise money for this great cause, please e-mail me atJTracz@TheCABO.org. For more information on the event itself please go to www.TheCABO.org for more information. Let’s band together and help rebuild Springfield together.
CABO is able to provide services to its member in large part due to our corporate partnerships, which include; Aetna, Foxwoods, Murtha Cullina LLP, Comcast Business Class, Bearingstar Insurance, Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union, Clear Channel Radio and The Rainbow Times. Each of these businesses has something great to offer and their commitment and support to the LGBT community is what separates them from the rest. We highly encourage you to do business with one or all of them. As a CABO member there are many great exclusive offers to take advantage of.
* In her role as Executive Director, Jenn is responsible for maintaining and growing membership, developing strategic business partnerships and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization. In addition to being CABO’s executive director, she also is a small business owner specializing in planning, branding, social media and design services.