Cape Aid Concert in Cape May 2018

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Cape May, NJ – Six days a week, there is one place in Cape May County where those who have no home can go for a few hours to get lunch, dry clothes, even a shower.   As many as 80 to a hundred people a day depend on the Branches center in Rio Grande, open from 9:30AM to 1:30PM, for food and temporary shelter from the cold.

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On the coldest days and nights – when the temperature dips into Code Blue status – the center stays open late while volunteers help the homeless find overnight lodging. 

Branches, started by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Stone Harbor, depends upon the public and local businesses to keep its doors open. For the second year in a row, the Cape Aid Benefit Concert for the  homeless of Cape May County will do its best to help that effort.

Ahomeless-poster variety of  entertainers are coming together to perform Sunday, February 25th at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May (500 Hughes St., Cape May NJ.)  Admission is free, donations are requested.

Starting at 3PM, The Salty Dogs Jazz Ensemble with M.C. Jim Doran kicks off the fun afternoon. Also performing is the popular Bittersweet Duo as well as a classical pianist, violinist and vocalist. All the performers are donating their talents for Cape Aid.

A special Cape May getaway basket will be auctioned off during the afternoon. The basket includes a weekend at Congress Hall and other goodies from local businesses.

The concert’s being organized by A Voice For the Homeless, a coalition of local residents concerned about the poor, hungry and homeless in Cape May County.

Branches is a 501C 3 organization. Donations are tax deductible.

 

About Jane Kashlak

Jane Kashlak is a journalist, a gardener and a Cape Island resident. She's also Cape May Times' photographer. She founded Cape May Times after a long and lively career in TV news.