Saturday, June 18, 2011

Love in the time of cholera

Posted By on Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 8:03 AM

If you're going to drink wine and be merry anyway, it might behoove you to do so for a good cause. Tonight, Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m. you can hear some blues, jazz, and folk, plus drink French wine and, at the same time, support women and children in Kenya. The benefit will help send 15 people from the First Presbyterian Church to go to eastern Africa. Those people willl work on a project that puts orphans and homeless women—many of whom are infected with AIDS, or have suffered from cholera and other diseases—into missionary homes. The benefit includes stalwart folkster David Boone, The Indulge Jazz Quartet and blues/jazz singer Kevin Van Dort.

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Last week, Aoko Midiwo Odembo the wife of Kenyan ambassador to the United States, Elkanah Odembo, gave a speech in Minnesota saying that one of the best investments you can make when it comes to people suffering in countries like Kenya, is to invest in women whose political empowerment can change some of the crises currently plaguing communities. You can raise your glass to that.

God's Love: A Concert to Benefit Kenya Women and Orphans kicks off at the Missoula Winery, 5646 Harrier, tonight, Saturday, June 18, from 7 PM to 10 PM. $20 suggested donation.

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