Samaritan House, helper of many, gets some much-needed help, too

Samaritan House invites community to virtual fundraiser

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The Samaritan House has stepped up its support on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, distributing food to countless local community members facing difficult economic times while also providing shelter, clothing, healthcare and other resources. And while many nonprofits have decided to cancel fundraising events, the Samaritan House is pushing forward with its main annual event, aiming to bolster its ability to the support the community at a critical time.

Of course, “The Main Event” that serves as the Samaritan House main fundraiser every year has gone virtual. The event is set to take place via YouTube tonight from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register for free by clicking here.

The event will be emceed by former KTVU and NBC Bay Area News Anchor Diane Dwyer, and will feature a live auction and fund-a-need by Auctioneer Franco Finn, the Golden State Warriors’ “Hype Man.” The first half-hour of the event will be devoted to a pre-event Happy Hour, not just for a Main event 2020 toast, but also to allow for some trouble-shooting.

The fundraiser comes just as the Samaritan House CEO Bart Charlow reports demand for food and rental assistance have skyrocketed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Samaritan House has been battling poverty in San Mateo County for 45 years, delivering a full slate of essential services and personalized support to the working poor. To learn more about the organization, go here.

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