Tuesday August 29, 2006 at the Saints Showbar (Address is 30 Ste-Catherine O. Montréal, QC – 7 PM $20) there’s a rockin’ benefit concert for Emergency Communities in New Orleans with The United Steel Workers of Montreal, Kodiak, Colectivo, People’s Gospel Choir of Montreal, The Cockroaches, Dibondoko and Lo and the Magnetics. There will also be a special preview screening of inTENTcity by Montreal filmmaker Saroj Bains. Definitely worth it just for that.
“Emergency Communities is a new kind of disaster relief organization. We seek to fill gaps in traditional relief models by working to rehabilitate communities, not just individuals. We are a grassroots, on-the-ground relief effort using compassion and creativity to provide for those affected by disasters. Our first major project, the Made with Love Cafe and Grill in St. Bernard Parish, adjacent to the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, has already served over 150,000 meals to thousands of returning residents. We provide nutritional, logistical, and emotional support for residents returning to rebuild their lives. Most importantly, we provide a safe, warm space for the community – a space filled with compassion, love, and hope as we work together to recover and build anew.”