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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Architecture For Humanity Minnesota To Host Fundraiser for Twin Cities Homeless Locker Project

HowWasTheShow.com is helping to spread the word about Architecture for Humanity Minnesota's latest design-build project, The Twin Cities Homeless Locker Project. I hope you can join AFH for a fundraiser for the project on Friday, September 12th, 2008 at 7PM at the Bedlam Theatre on the West Bank in Minneapolis. Admission is $10 ($5 for students.)


The event will feature a silent auction, live music from Aviette, Derailleur and The Serfs and DJ sets from DJ Christian Fritz and DJ Terrence Jerome.


The Bedlam is always a great place to see a show and has a lovely rooftop patio on which to hang out with a great view of the Minneapolis skyline. I hope you'll join me for drinks and music at this important event.


To RSVP for this event on Facebook, click here.


Full details and links to additional information below:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Maureen Ness 612.752.6954 Maureen.ness@LHBcorp.com


ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY MINNESOTA TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR TWIN CITIES HOMELESS LOCKER PROJECT


Minneapolis, MN August 12, 2008 – Architecture for Humanity Minnesota (AFH MN), a chapter of Architecture for Humanity International (AFH), is a group of local designers who volunteer their time and talents to provide architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and bring design services to communities in need. Since its founding in January 2005, AFH MN has provided design services for community centers, schools, and a memorial garden in Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, and Minnesota.


For the first time, AFH MN is taking on its own design-build project, the Twin Cities Homeless Locker Project, to address the needs of homeless individuals to have a secure storage location for personal belongings that they can access as needed. AFH MN and The American Institute of Architects Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee teamed up through the Search for Shelter workshop in February 2008 to design the lockers. The first site in the Twin Cities for the installation of 20-30 lockers will be at Simpson Housing Services in Minneapolis.


AFH MN is now raising funds to build this set of lockers and for a second set in a future location in St. Paul. Members of AFH MN will join homeless individuals to build and install the lockers at Simpson this fall. On September 12, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., AFH MN will host a fundraising event at the Bedlam Theatre in Minneapolis with a silent auction and musical performances by The Serfs, Derailleur, Aviette, DJ Christian Fritz, and DJ Terrence Jerome.


For more information visit www.afh-mn.org.


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2 comments:

felix said...

Google Reader just recommended i subscribe to this feed. So I did.
It's kinda funny when the internet hits home like that.

Anonymous said...

It seems like a lot of people are doing a lot of good things for a lot of good causes.

Singer/Songwriter Elyse Bruce has compiled an album called "Countdown to Midnight" which raises funds and awareness for autism. Word is songs like "The Mad Hatter", "Somewhere in Detroit", "Say you'll wait for me," and "Late Night in the Borough" have already made it to radio in some venues.