During the month of December, 40 local musicians held virtual house concerts via  Facebook Live and raised a record $28,695 for local homeless shelters through the efforts of Singing For Shelter. 

 “Because of these musicians, The McKinney Shelter received $13,695 in direct  donations and Lucy’s Hearth received $15,000. We are grateful to these musicians and  to our enormously compassionate community for stepping up to help our homeless  neighbors during this trying time,” Singing For Shelter co-founder Mark Gorman said.   Singing For Shelter is in its 13th year and its annual holiday concerts have raised over  $113,000 for local homeless shelters. 

You can watch many of the concerts here – Watch | Dozens of local musicians are Singing For Shelter Dec. 5 – 22

 To donate directly to the shelters, please visit lucyshearth.org or mckinneyshelter.org 

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).