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Archive for August, 2012

2012 Willamette Valley Blues and Brew Festival

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I’m writing this as we drive down Interstate 5 headed to Oregon. No, I’m not driving! We’re headed to the Willamette Valley Blues and Brews Festival in Springfield. I’ve never been there before and am excited to perform because the festival is also a fundraiser for a cause that is near and dear to my heart – Habitat for Humanity.

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A few years ago I was part of a women’s build with Habitat. It was an all female build, from the fundraising, to the framing, to the final move in. The end result was an affordable home for a wonderful person who was a single mother and her children. Here’s a link to an article that was written about it -> Click Here

An awesome thing about habitat homes, is that the owner shares in the work, “sweat equity”, to build the home.

imageIn just three years, the Willamette Valley Blues and Brews Festival has contributed over $45,000 to further the Springfield/Eugene Habitat’s mission. S/E Habitat for Humanity recently completed its 47th home, and a deserving

partner family received the keys to their new home after putting in much hard work and over 400 hours of sweat equity. With everyone’s help, they plan to double ethe number of families they serve in just three short years. By supporting the WVBBF, we are helping us reach their goal.

So, that’s what I’m up to this weekend. If you’re at the festival this weekend, please say hello!