Concert at Tempe Beach Park benefits homeless

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Music lovers got to enjoy a concert featuring four local bands today while helping Tempe's homeless at the same time.

The Our House Tempe World Homeless Day concert filled Tempe Beach Park with music from  four local bands, including Walt Richardson and the Peaceful Warriors, Shawn Johnson and the Foundation, Sugar Thieves and Rondavous Band.

Admission was free, but organizers asked those who came to bring items to donate to the homeless, like socks, underwear, toothpaste and toothbrushes.  "Our House Tempe" is a new series of events that benefits a fund set up to create and sustain Supportive Housing for the homeless in Tempe.

Our House Tempe is a new series of events that benefits the Evelyn Rose Hallman Endowment to End Homelessness in Tempe, a fund recently created by the Ramsey Justice Foundation and Valley of the Sun United Way to sustain Permanent Supportive Housing in Tempe. Permanent Supportive Housing helps end homelessness for those hardest to serve, making temporary shelter and support services more available to those who find themselves experiencing homelessness for the first time. Additional Our House Tempe events are scheduled to take place on Homeless Persons' Memorial Eve (Dec. 21) and on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday (Jan. 15).

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