SPECIAL COMING ATTRACTION: A Night of Amazing Music and Giving Back for Hurricane Relief: Hand-N-Hand Bands at THE STRAND THEATER Fund Raiser for Relief Efforts. Thursday October 19th by Calvin Schwartz
For me, hurricanes, Harvey, Irma and Maria hit a hard reality with people close to me being so affected. Maria devastating Puerto Rico is incomprehensible. For ten years, back in the 80’s and 90’s, I spent three weeks a year working and travelling around the island which was like a second home. Since Maria, I’ve been in a state of disbelief. How can 85% of the island still be without power weeks later? What can I do? Sometimes it’s overwhelming just to decide how, where and whom to donate to. We all need to step up. I can’t help but think if I was younger, I would’ve hopped on a convoy of trucks with supplies heading to Texas or joined volunteers heading to Puerto Rico.
Now a palpable opportunity to help; The Strand Theater will become a musical focus point in hosting Hand-N-Hand Fund Raiser to benefit Convoy of Hope Foundation.
Calvin Schwartz 10-10-17
From the website of Convoy of Hope:
“As a faith-based, nonprofit organization Convoy of Hope has helped more than 80 million people throughout the world by sharing food, water, emergency supplies, agricultural know-how, and opportunities that empower people to live independent lives, free from poverty, disease and hunger.
Convoy of Hope does this through: Mobilizing tens of thousands of volunteers each year.
Partnering with churches, businesses, individuals and other humanitarian organizations who are intent on doing good work among the impoverished and suffering.
Transparency — we have received the prestigious Four-Star Charity Award from Charity Navigator for 14 years.”
For more info: https://www.convoyofhope.org/
The Strand: 400 Clifton Avenue Lakewood, NJ https://strand.org
NOW TO THE AMAZING MUSIC: (Yes, it’s always about the music)
MUSICIANS scheduled to perform include Arlan Feiles, Acoustic NRG, Brue Crew, Chris Daniels, Colossal Street Jam, Eddie Testa Band, Heidi DeFabritus, Jo Wymer, JoBonanno & Godsons, Joey Arminio & The Family, JT Bowen, Lori Davis Gilmore, Richie Santa, Robert Santa, Sharon Lasher, Sheri Gilmore, The Sensational Soul Cruisers, Step Aside, & Friends.
CHECK OUT THE FLYER BELOW. $20 Admission (no fees)