Paula's Public House - a fun and friendly gastropub in Poughkeepsie, NY - is kicking off the holiday season with a special event to benefit the American Red Cross of the Mid-Hudson Valley. The event, titled 'Finding Hope After Chaos,' will include an opportunity to meet and hear from Dr. James Halpern, a longtime Red Cross volunteer and disaster mental health expert who currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter.
Dr. Halpern will speak about his Red Cross disaster response experiences in the aftermath of events including Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. His remarks will focus on how the Red Cross helps people find hope in the midst of even the most heart-wrenching situations.
'Finding Hope After Chaos' will be held on Sunday, November 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Paula's Public House, 2186 Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Guests will enjoy live music and a complimentary glass of beer or wine, courtesy of Paula's Public House. 15% of proceeds from any additional purchases made at the pub that day will be donated to the American Red Cross of the Mid-Hudson Valley.
The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $20 at the door. Attendees may RSVP via Facebook. For more information, please contact Kelly Formoso, executive director of the American Red Cross of the Mid-Hudson Valley, at (518) 618-5731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.