Higher Ground was fortunate enough to be the recipient of all proceeds raised by the annual Williamstown Chamber of Commerce meeting, which was held at Gala, the restaurant at The Orchids hotel. Local food vendors and organization, including Wild Oats and Williams College, offered food for those who came out for the event, which raised $4,000.
As this article in iBerkshires recounts, presentations by Higher Ground board members helped remind everyone that their was still work to be done. Carol Zingarelli, a resident at the Spruces and a member of Higher Ground, explained that most Spruces residents were in the “depression” stage of grief as the holidays approached. Although all were grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support from the community, it is clear that some of the most difficult obstacles still lay ahead.