Dear Noise for the Needy,
We can not thank you enough for choosing New Beginnings as the beneficiary to the 2006 concerts. It was a joy working with all of you. I appreciated your passion for the music and your commitment to supporting our work. New Beginnings benefited in at least two important ways. Certainly, your contribution of over $11,000 will go a long way toward providing services for battered women and their children. But you also helped us spread information about domestic violence to the age group that is most at risk, and often difficult to reach. Thanks again,
Zoë Myers (Development Director, New Beginnings)
“A huge thank you from everyone involved with ROOTS to Noise for the Needy for all of their efforts on our behalf, and to all of the bands and clubs who donated their talent and facilities. We can’t say enough about the high level of professionalism that Rich brought to this effort and the unceasing energy he and Jeff poured into the weeklong series. It was a truly amazing experience for us.
The concert series was a lot of fun, and brought in over $4000 for our Young Adult Shelter and Friday Feast programs. More than that, though, it was a great opportunity to meet a whole bunch of new folks and raise awareness about the needs of homeless people in our community. No event in our five-year history has brought us so much attention.
One of the highlights for us was when one of our shelter guests had his first opportunity to perform in front of television cameras Thursday night at Chop Suey. Part of ROOTS’ mission is to provide young people with opportunities to move off of the streets and forward with their lives, so it is doubly fitting that Noise for the Needy helped a budding musician gain some real world experience in his craft.
We all had a great time, and want to thank everyone who helped make this concert series such a success!”
Sinan Demirel, Ph.D. (Executive Director, Rising Out of the Shadows (ROOTS))
“The Red Cross thanks Noise for the Needy for the wonderful Johnny Cash tribute they put together that benefited the Red Cross Family Relief Fund. This enables us to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need after they have suffered losses from disasters. In King County the Red Cross responds to a fire every 36 hours. Thanks to all the generous musicians that donated their time to support their local Red Cross.”
Katherine Boury (Media Relations Officer, + American Red Cross – Serving King & Kitsap Counties)