In an effort to help Eastern Market businesses recover from the April 30 fire that destroyed the South Hall, CareFirst, a division of Blue Cross Blue Shield, has invited several vendors to set up shop in their office once a week and sell their crafts in an event called “Market Day.”
“The majority of the vendors do not sell during the week, so this is a bonus for them,” Market Day coordinator Taria Nelson said in a release. “We are proud to support our Ward 6 neighbors.”
The program began on Sept. 26 with 10 vendors offering everything from candles to photos, and the number has steadily risen to 15.
CareFirst charges a $20 fee to each business and then donates the money collected to the American Heart Association.
Market Day will run on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 31 in the CareFirst offices located at 840 First St. NE.
— Alison McSherry