Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Veterans Isle Event Raises 60,000 Lindens

On Sunday September 27, Veterans Isle held it's monthly benefit concert for Homes For Our Troops. Over four hours from 5PM to 9PM SL time (Midnight EST), four musicians performed for the crowd, although the identity of one wasn't announced until the last minute. The others were Bronze, Frets Nirvana whom helped organize the event, and Anek Fuchs, whom also performed at the Madpea Charity Auction that weekend.

Tonight, September 27 is the ninth benefit for Homes For Our Troops in Second Life for the year 2015. We continue to "soldier on" to help the severest of our wounded Veterans. And we have a great lineup for your listening pleasure!
5 PM - Anek Fuchs
6 PM - Bronze8020
7 PM - Frets Nirvana
8 PM - TBA!  A surprise hopefully
Come join us and help pay it forward for our wounded veterans!

The crowd was a little lighter that evening compared to most Veteran Isle events, possibly because of the charity event hosted by the popular Madpea group that weekend. Still the event collected Lindens over the course of the event, Frets himself chipping in some of his own.

AT 8PM the name of the mystery musician was revealed: Sing (Singsong4u Resident). The pianist played his music as he sang, with a friend in the audience narrating.

"What if you give your love so freely?
"What if you're my long lost love?
"What if you're the one I have been dreaming of?
"What if I said I needed you?
"Would you come running to my arms?
"What if I said I loved you?
"Would you hold me in your heard and say you loved me too?
"What if I loved you,
"and you loved me?"

Despite the other big fundraiser going on that night, 60,000 Lindens were raised for Homes For Our Troops.

ABOUT HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS - HFOT builds homes as a departure point for Veterans to rebuild their lives, and once again become highly productive members of society. Despite their life-altering injuries, many Veterans have embarked on new careers, completed their college degrees, or started families. Empowered by the freedom a mortgage-free and specially adapted home brings, these Veterans can now focus on their recovery and return to their life’s work of serving others. Many have embraced their roles as motivational speakers, sharing their messages of persevering through tragedy with groups and classrooms around the country. To learn more about the Homes For Our Troops visit https://www.hfotusa.org

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