Mayfest taps Cinco de Mayo


GREAT BARRINGTON -- On Cinco de Mayo, Construct will hold its annual MayFest on Monday, May 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Crissey Farm. The gala will bring tastings from 22 area restaurants and wine vendors, a dance performance by Berkshire Latin United, a marketplace to benefit Construct's programs and services

For more than four decades, Construct has been a leader in affordable housing and in the Berkshire's fight against homelessness. Each year the non-profit organization helps to stabilize more than 600 families, and this year Construct's assistance to households has increased by 60 percent.

More than $40,000 has gone to help families with rental or utilities emergencies. Construct has also sheltered 40 homeless men and women this year and provided workforce development for as many as 150 heads of household and youth. Construct also owns or manages 80 units of affordable housing. More than 40 percent of Construct's funding comes from the local community.

For tickets or more information, call (413) 528-1985.


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