Rock For Recovery Date Announced

WEST OCEAN CITY – An annual event dedicated to raising funds for those seeking treatment is expected to benefit two local groups this year.

On Sept. 30, the Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction will host its third annual Rock for Recovery fundraiser at Trader Lee’s in West Ocean City. Money raised from the event will help people with addiction get into recovery.

As in years past, this year’s fundraiser will feature live performances from the Rouge Citizens and other local bands, food, door prizes, and silent and Chinese auctions. Donations for this year’s event include original art work, golf packages, restaurant gift packs and more.

“There will be a $10 cover at the door,” said Jamie McNeeley, chair of the organization’s fundraising committee. “That price will get you all the food and live bands.”

McNeeley noted, however, that the Warriors will be joined this year by Hope4Recovery Inc., a local nonprofit dedicated to providing sober living facilities in Worcester County.

Currently, the group has plans to open its first recovery home at a property occupied by the Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center in Berlin and are looking for donations to purchase household items and install a sprinkler system and integrated fire alarm.

“This time we are doing something a little different and partnering with Hope4Recovery, a sober living facility in Berlin,” he said. “We will be giving them a portion of the proceeds from the fundraiser.”

McNeeley added that this year’s fundraiser will also include a bike ride – an event led by local resident Alison Harman – which will end at Trader Lee’s prior to the fundraiser.

“There are a couple of new things that we are doing this year,” he said.

McNeeley encouraged the community to come out and support the Warriors and Hope4Recovery.

“The money goes toward getting people into recovery,” he said, “and supporting Hope4Recovery’s new facility.”

McNeeley said the fundraiser will take place on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 1-4 p.m. at Trader Lee’s. For more information, visit the “Third Annual Rock for Recovery” Facebook event page.

About The Author: Bethany Hooper

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Bethany Hooper has been with The Dispatch since 2016. She currently covers various general stories. Hooper graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 2012 and the University of Maryland in 2016, where she completed double majors in journalism and economics.