One area with hundreds of shelter sites is in northeast Louisiana, where thousands of Katrina evacuees have lived in make-shift shelters and campgrounds since fleeing last month from the path of the devastating storm. In the midst of the flourishing cotton fields in the northeastern corner of the state, frontman and founder Joseph Rojas and his Dove Award-nominated band will visit several evacuee sites and also headline a benefit concert billed as, Three Bands for Three Cans or Three Bucks. Admission to the concert is three canned goods (or non-perishable food items) or $3.00, with all food and cash donations going directly to the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana for emergency food assistance for displaced hurricane evacuees in their area. Local contemporary Christian bands Waiting For Isaac and Bliss are opening acts for the concert that is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 10th, at First Assembly of God Church, 715 Cypress Street, in West Monroe. During their time in northern Louisiana, Rojas, bassist Joshua Schwartz, guitarist Jeremy Holderfield and drummer Ray Fryoux will visit several hundred Katrina evacuees, including about 80 mentally challenged adults from the New Orleans area, who are still camped out in a state park in Morehouse Parish. The band will treat these temporarily relocated families and individuals to a private concert, followed by a time of fellowship and prayer.
For more information on the benefit concert, call 318-680-2609 or visit www.glory2gloryproductions.com. For fans of Seventh Day Slumber not in the Louisiana area, who want to help but aren't close enough to come to the show (or for those who would like to help with the expenses of the Hurricane Relief Tour), checks can be mailed to:
- Seventh Day Slumber
P.O. Box 1710
Topanga, CA 90290