On May 23, 2018, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce presented Contractors for a Cause (CFAC) with a check for $9,969.63, at Business After Hours, hosted by The Freeman Stage. The amount donated to CFAC was 10% of the net proceeds from the 29th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, hosted by the Chamber, for which Contractors for a Cause was the charitable benefactor. The annual April ride brings over 2,500 cyclists to the Quiet Resorts each year, and is just one of the many events CFAC partners with in the community.
Contractors for a Cause is a non-profit organization of local contractors who have joined together to give back to the community. The CFAC Delaware Chapter is based in Sussex County’s Bethany Beach and Ocean View Areas, and serves the entire Quiet Resorts Region. The organization offers disadvantaged community members free construction and maintenance services, provides high school scholarships, and supports many notable local causes, such as; the Helping Hands Project, Legacy Scholarship Program, and Good Neighbor Program. Contractors for a Cause is always looking for new projects and volunteers.
Vice President of Contractors for a Cause, Brian Hinds, says the organization “is sincerely grateful for [the Chamber’s] most generous contribution.” Hinds says the funds will be put “to meaningful uses by offering assistance with construction repairs and essential renovations for our local residents that are less fortunate than ourselves. We regularly find people who need handicapped ramps and home repairs that they could not otherwise afford without our assistance. Thanks to the generosity of the [Bethany-Fenwick Area] Chamber of Commerce, our group of local contractors can help many who find themselves in a difficult situation.”
In addition to raising money for Contractors for a Cause, through the 29th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce distributed $4,077 to the businesses that participated in the Continue the Tour program and donated $1,700 to community members who supported the ride, including local first responders. Over $23,000 of the total event expenses went directly to local member businesses and resources.
To learn more about Contractors for a Cause, volunteer, or to apply for their assistance, call (302) 537- 8048 or visit www.contractorsforacause.org. To learn more about the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, visit thequietresorts.com or call (302) 539-2100.
Save the date for the 30th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, on April 26th & 27th, 2019!