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“Shelter from the Storm” concert celebrates sixth year with an International Flair!

Performers from high schools across the Cape will be joined by two international schools this year as the “Shelter from the Storm” Concert turns six this February 15th.

Shelter from the Storm Benefit Concert

PRESS RELEASE

January 17, 2013
More than 200 Cape Cod high school students will once again join forces to raise money to help make the Cape a better place for everyone. This year’s mix of entertainment will range from dancers, drummers, individual performers and larger bands to a band from Porto Alegre, Brazil and a young dance troop from India. The concert is scheduled for Friday, February 15th at 7:00 pm in the Tilden Art Center at Cape Cod Community College. Tickets are five dollars.

The first Shelter concert raised enough money to help feed NOAH shelter residents for four months. Last year’s funds were used to hold the Cape’s first ever “Stand Down” to aid Homeless Vets. The Duffy Health Center and Nam Vets of the Cape and Islands organized and ran the event that served more than 140 Vets from Falmouth to Provincetown. Cape Cod Academy hosted the event last August and has generously offered to hold the “Stand Down” on their campus again this year.

“The Shelter project gets kids from across the Cape helping and starting conversations about the homeless Vet situation” states Larry Brown, concert organizer and Cape Cod Academy faculty member. “Our organizers and performers know they are changing lives (even saving lives) with what they do. And for in some situations, the lives that are changed are their own.”

New this year, plan to meet some of the performers Saturday, February 9th at the Cape Cod Mall 1:00 - 3:00 and hear some of the music they will be playing at the concert. They'll also be passing out literature and answering questions about the veterans on Cape Cod and the programs Duffy and the Veterans' Center offer them year-round, as well as the Stand Down program next August.   

Organizations & Contact info: Cape Cod Academy is a private school, pre-K through 12 with a deep tradition of public service. The student organizers are members of People-to-People International and the Barnstable County Human Rights Academy.
 
For more information, to make a donation, become a sponsor or to get involved contact:
Lawrence Brown, CCA faculty & Concert Director at 508-428-5400.    
Allison Fennel, Duffy Health Center at 508-771-9599
Merrill Blum, Director, Nam Vets of the Cape and Islands Association at 508-778-1590.

The mission of Duffy Health Center is to prevent and reduce homelessness on Cape Cod through community collaborations and the provision of integrated medical, behavioral health, case management and housing services to persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.