Dismas House, the organizer of the Westborough Farmers' Market, is looking for help through donations.
According to a written statement from Dave McMahon , co-executive director of Dismas House of Massachusetts, Inc. in Worcester, the organization has lost $44,000 in funding that provides for heat, electric, and utilities at one of its programs, the Father Brooks House in Worcester.
"At Brooks House, residents are people who have been living in their cars, released from jail, women from area temporary shelters, people with HIV, and sometimes their kids," McMahon said in the statement. "All are sober for a year or more, and working or volunteering if they have disabilities."
While Brooks House is in Worcester, McMahon said residents are accepted from throughout the region and there have been residents in the past from Westborough.
"We are hoping friends and neighbors feel moved by the spirit of the holidays to help," McMahon wrote.
People can make financial donations to Dismas House, or donate grocery cards to any area supermarket to help defray costs. Donations may be dropped of at McMahon's Westborough home at 24 Blake St. or mailed to Dismas House of Massachusetts, PO Box 30125, Worcester, MA 01603.
For more information, visit www.dismashouse.org.