Inaugural fundraiser to be held Thursday at Tipitina's
It's called "THE 19 FUND" and it has been set up to assist victims of the Mother's Day Parade shootings at Frenchman and North Villere Streets.
An inaugural fundraiser will be held this Thursday night at Tipitina's at Napolean Avenue and Tchoupitoulas. Tickets are being sold for $40 and all of the proceeds will benefit the 19 persons who suffered gunshot wounds during the second line parade.
Scheduled to perform are Donald Harrison, Jr. & The Congo Square Nation, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Bonerama, the Stooges Brass Band and others. Doors will open at 7pm and the event is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm.
The agent for the fund is the United Way and the administrator will be the organization Silence is Violence.
Silence is Violence says the fund will immediately benefit the victims of May 12, and will establish a foundation for community-based support for all victims of violence. The group will coordinate victim services, which will include financial aid as well as help accessing other free and discounted social services from governmental and nonprofit sources.