Hand Up Music Benefit raises money for aid to homeless population


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A local park along the Wabash River filled with music Saturday afternoon as funds were raised for homeless and at-risk individuals.

The Homeless Council of the Wabash Valley hosted the Hand Up Music Benefit which featured local musicians performing in the amphitheater at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute.

Admission was free, with a suggested donation of $10.

The Homeless Coalition is made up of several agencies that provide aid to homeless individuals, such as clothing, bus tickets, and even housing solutions.

“Here’s a real scenario; people are trying to get from Indianapolis to St. Louis or where they are able to get help there and they get stuck. You know, they made it this far, the halfway point, but they’re out of money, they’re out of prospects. By setting up a fund, we may be able to help those people get on where they need to be. So we’re trying to be creative and help take care of the homeless,” said Homeless Coalition Co-Chair Brendan Kearns.

The benefit included local food vendors like Ding Ding Chicken Wing and OMG Bar-B-Q.

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