The Montana Rescue Mission Women's and Family Shelter is throwing a fundraising concert, Awakening Hope for the Homeless, on Sept. 9 at Pioneer Park.
The shelter could use a little help from the community to put on the concert. It needs a stage and sound system. The show will feature John Roberts Y Pan Blanco, a local salsa band that is donating its time to support the shelter.
The goal is to raise $100,000 to secure the front entry of the shelter and to provide a private area for clients to meet with social service agencies. The concert will be free, but there are opportunities to donate to the shelter, including during a silent auction and raffle.
The Women's and Family Shelter serves homeless women and children, providing food, clothing, shelter and counseling.
Because the shelter is church-based, it receives no federal or state funding, but relies on private grants and donations, according to Denise Smith, director of public relations for the Montana Rescue Mission. To help with the fundraiser, contact Smith at 406-259-3800.