One of the great traits of the blues bands in Connecticut is their generosity. Just recently another example of the do-good spirit took place in two different places. The 17th Annual Men Who Cook was held at the Owenego in Branford.
Men Who Cook is the largest annual fundraising event for the Women & Family Life Center (WFLC), a nonprofit organization celebrating 20 years of service to women and families who face acute crisis. If a family require support for the transitions in life or seek community and personal growth, WFLC is there. This benefit provides nearly 20% of the annual income to provide critical and unique services for the community.
At this unique event, attendees enjoyed a vast display of culinary creations— appetizers, salads, entrées, and desserts — prepared by male volunteer chefs from the community. This epicurean extravaganza by the sea features an evening of silent and live auctions and an unforgettable buffet where each talented chef serves his masterpiece.
The services have become even more important and critical to families who seek our support. As people struggle with the changes in our economy and the changes in their lives, the work of WFLC becomes more important.
Blues on the Rocks played and added to the festivities.
Down in New Haven DrinkDeeply and Lipglosscrisis present a Wounded Warrior Fundraiser, featuring Dot Mitzvah, Kitty Katastrophe, Lipgloss Crisis, DrinkDeeply, Robin Banks and more bands. Proceeds are to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project, which helps the thousands of wounded warriors returning home from the current conflicts and to provide assistance to their families. The event aims to:
- To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
- To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
- To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members
The programs are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. Under each of these program areas, Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) offers a variety of programs to meet a range of needs.
All WWP programs are free. To participate you must have incurred service-connected wounds, injuries, or illnesses on or after September 11, 2001. Verification of service is required. Learn more about our alumni program and register online or contact the WWP Resource Center.
Wounded Warrior Fundraisers are being held by numerous organizations around the state.
The Blog will continue to highlight the good works done by the blues musicians in the state.
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