“Rebuilding Puerto Rico” Documentary Screening
On the 1-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria making landfall in Puerto Rico, CAT-TV is proud to announce a screening of “Rebuilding Puerto Rico” on Friday, November 2nd at 7pm at Oldcastle Theatre. With never before seen footage, this is a special limited opportunity to see the full documentary in advance of its premiere on CAT-TV. This is also a unique way to support two causes as the event will benefit both CAT-TV and Bennington County Habitat for Humanity Puerto Rico Relief.
This CAT-TV documentary follows 15 local Habitat volunteers who traveled to Puerto Rico to rebuild homes for families hardest hit by the devastating storm. This local team continues to fund rebuilding of homes on the island and is planning another relief mission to provide skilled labor on the ground. To date, they have raised $20k which has helped at least 4 families literally put a roof over their heads. As the documentary illustrates, these volunteers changed the lives of families in an extreme time of despair, but so much more help is needed!!
While not as dire a situation, CAT-TV faces its own threat as they enter their 28th year. Threats to funding come from “cord cutting” of traditional cable subscriptions and failure of legislation to keep up with changes in technology and delivery methods. None the less, the demand for local content continues to increase making it more difficult to meet community needs. Last year, CAT-TV had over 2,000 programs on its channels, facilitated local production of 800+ shows and had 200,000+ minutes of programs viewed online. Your contribution will help CAT-TV continue to offer these services and produce more feature programs like “Rebuilding Puerto Rico”.
There will be short presentations from both the Habitat team and CAT-TV in advance of the screening and winners of the CAT-TV Community Survey raffle will be drawn. Dessert and Q & A will follow the 1 hour screening. Additional donations will be welcomed during the event.
Fri Nov. 27:00 pm - 10:00 pm
331 Main StreetBennington VT,US 05201