Williamsburg just got a little better in the fight against substance abuse.
A February auction raised $78,254 for Bacon Street Youth and Family Services, according to a release. Bacon Street provides prevention, education, and counseling to youth, their families, and the community, aimed at promoting freedom from substance-use challenges, according to its website.
The auction and gala, “An Evening for Bacon Street,” was held at Two Rivers Country Club, with approximately 200 guests.
“We’re thrilled by the support our community has provided Bacon Street,” said Executive Director Kim Dellinger. “This year’s event surpassed our fundraising goals and we’re already beginning the planning process for next year.”
Funds from supporters help the organization serve clients, regardless of ability to pay; they also help develop new treatment and prevention programs.
Bacon Street has served the Williamsburg community for more than 46 years. Throughout the year, the organization holds various fundraisers to support its programs. The next event is the annual 5K Run for the Bacon and Family Fun Fest on June 2. Sponsors are still needed for the event.