This is just a quick diary ... and related to Netroots For The Troops in that this effort is also focused on helping our troops and veterans.
Today, in the Boston Globe, was this article: ‘Songs for Soldiers’ a care package that rocks
It's a story about a group doing a fund raising CD and concert, and if you're in the Boston area on July 7th, you might just want to stop by and help out:
[Emily] Smith, who just graduated from Emerson College, and her friend Isabel Thottam, an Emerson undergrad, are the cofounders of Hold On Another Day, a nonprofit venture that hopes to inspire healing through music. In effect, they want their target audiences to stop and rewind.In case you can't get behind the Boston Globe firewall, some other information about the concert can be found here:
On Sunday at Church, the label will hold its first CD release party (yes, they’re producing CDs). “Songs for Soldiers” is a compilation of music intended for men and women in the military, as well as the friends and family committed to their well-being.
For every CD sold, Hold On Another Day will donate another CD to a cause — in this case, Operation Gratitude, a California company that sends 100,000 care packages annually to service members overseas and in hospitals, and to family members left behind.
SONGS FOR SOLDIERS
Also performing: Ali Pimentel, Julia Easterlin, Colour, Joe Merrick, Amory Sivertson
Date of concert: Sunday, 7 p.m.
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