Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Veterans Benefit Raises 170,000 Lindens

On Sunday August 25, Veterans Isle had their monthly benefit concert. The event was to raise money for the Homes For Our Troops charity. The event was organized in part by Frets Nirvana.

The event was to start at 4PM, but was delayed briefly due to technical difficulties. Dropping by at 6:15, already over 82,000 Linden dollars had been raised in the two house-shaped kiosks on either side of the stage. Guitarist Paul Nowles was performing for a cheering crown, and Frets would occasional contribute to the total, "83k now folks .... 7k more and I put in 5k. ... if you are tapped out, try calling on those friends to help. If (they) can't come, have them you a donation to put in!" Hostess G J  (GJackie Winkler) encouraged people to donate, "big hugs for your donation to HFOTs, thank you."

Dahlea Milena told the crowd "Folks, it you're wondering why Homes For Our Troops is so important, imagine trying to use your hands to move your body in a wheelchair through a home, through doors too tight, looking at stairs you can't climb any more, reaching up for stuff you can't reach in cabinets, trying to safely cook on a stove top just about eye level, getting in and out of tubs or showers safely. That's my real life folks, as a disabled veteran. This is why Homes For Our Troops is so important, severely disabled war veterans coming home injured, broken, and needing safe homes, places they can have control of their abilities to care for themselves and their families. I don't ask for myself, I ask for my brother and sister veterans and their families. Please, if able, fill those kiosks up, bring friends, thank you."

At 7PM, singer Arrahh Resident took to the stage. Other singers scheduled that evening were Toxie Darkmatter and Hogan Baily, as well as DJ Waya Snowpaw. By the end of the event, exactly 170,000 Linden dollars had been raised, the equivalent of about $640 US dollars.

The monthly event at Veterans Isle is usually scheduled on the last Sunday of each month, though occasionally is moved to Saturday or the Sunday before due to holidays or other reasons.

To learn more about Homes for Our Troops visit

Bixyl Shuftan

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