Interview with the Founder of the Blackstone Valley Emergency Shelter, Leslie Reichert

Artwork by Logan Hampsey

By Justin Terry

Leslie Reichert is the founder of the Blackstone Valley Emergency Shelter. BVES has grown quickly since it was first established four years ago and has partnered with several other local organizations in order to better the lives of those less fortunate in the Worcester area. In this episode of “Get Involved!”, Reichert discusses the shelter’s history, mission, goals and volunteer opportunities. The shelter is always looking for more volunteers and is interested in recruiting college students for assistance. To get in touch, you can find the shelter at and

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