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2008's Noise For The Needy Fesitval Raises Over $33K
Posted by Administrator at Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at 2:30PM :: Email this article :: Print this article



Noise For The Needy, a Seattle-based non profit organization whose goal is to raise money for charitable causes through the production of live music shows, is proud to announce that it has raised over $33,000 for Urban Rest Stop during this year's fest-which included shows from Talib Kweli, Matt and Kim, Two Gallants, Black Angels and scores of other amazing musicians and bands.

Urban Rest Stop provides a clean, safe and welcoming facility where homeless individuals and families can come and use restrooms, shower and laundry facilities at no cost. The organization's program manager, Ronni Gilboa, explains where the money is going: "The Urban Rest Stop will use this most generous gift to assist in covering the increased daily operating costs caused by our facility expansion. With the addition of a Women's restroom , doubling our laundry capacity and waiting room space and the coming provision of on-site nursing services (in cooperation with Harborview Hospital), the Urban Rest Stop has experienced an 75% increase in service delivery. Funds will be used to pay for the increased utility, cleaning and hygiene supplies, repairs and other related costs. During the summer, the Urban Rest Stop experiences a daily foot traffic of 800 individuals , provides 225 showers, 150 laundry loads and 500 restroom uses daily."

Noise for the Needy and Urban Rest Stop would love to thank everyone who attended, performed at or volunteered for this year's festival, and wish to encourage those who haven't to visit the organizations' websites, www.noisefortheneedy.org and www.urbanreststop.org -both sites feature information on how to donate, volunteer and more.

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