Southcoast Health donates office supplies to CEDC Headquarters


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – Southcoast Health has announced it will sponsor the rebuild of the Community Economic Development Center  (CEDC) headquarters by donating office supplies and furniture, after the CEDC lost their headquarters in a fire last April.

Over the last nine months, the CEDC has established a new headquarters at 1501 Acushnet Avenue in new Bedford. The CEDC is a non-profit that assists immigrant families and long-term families with skill-building, giving access to critical resources and neighborhood revitalization. They’ve also helped with combatting COVID-19, working with Southcoast to provide community outreach and education and promoting Southcoast’s testing and vaccine initiatives.

“The furniture donation from Southcoast Health was essential for us after the fire,” said Corinn Williams, Executive Director of the CEDC. “The chairs and tables helped outfit our classroom and enabled us to start the English for Speakers of Other Languages program at our new site.”

“We would like to acknowledge and thank the entire team at the CEDC for their ongoing partnership, resiliency, and advocacy in improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve,” said Rachel Davis, Southcoast Health Director of Community Benefits. “Their continuous assistance throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is highly valued and appreciated by Southcoast Health and the community.”

For more information on Southcoast Health and the Southcoast Cares program, visit the Southcoast Health Website.

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