Homelessness and Mental Health Action Group

October 13, 2009 12:37 ET

New Music CD and Concert to Help End Homelessness

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 13, 2009) - A new music CD to help fight homelessness is being launched at a special benefit concert to be held this coming Wednesday night at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church in Vancouver.

"Music can play a large part in helping move us to action," says Laverne G'foerer, co-producer of the CD. "If enough people realize that the people on the street are individuals--each with a story--then we really can make a difference."

Called "A Time to Heal: moving beyond homelessness," the Vancouver-produced CD includes artists such as world renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman, jazz bassist Jodi Proznick, the Vancouver Chamber Choir and country music's Emerson Drive.

Performing at the concert to launch the CD will be Steve Maddock, Janet Warren, Alicia Hansen, Jim Brynes, Linda Lee Thomas and many more.

Proceeds from CD sales and the concert will be used to help further the work of First United Church Mission in the Downtown Eastside. On average, upwards of 200 homeless people ­- including men, women and families - sleep on the pews and floors of the church every night.

Event: "A Time to Heal: moving beyond homelessness" Benefit Concert and CD launch

Location: St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church at Burrard & Nelson, Vancouver

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 14 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. Everyone welcome. CD information: www.endhomelessnessnow.ca

To view the CD cover, please click on the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/timetohealcover.jpg

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