Rock for Orion at WSHS aims at helping homeless youth Apr. 26

West Seattle High School is taking on the issue of homeless you and on April 26th, 2014 the first ever Rock for Orion Music Festival will take place in the WSHS courtyard and outdoor event venue from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the James W. Ray Orion Center in downtown Seattle which specializes in the housing and rehabilitation of homeless youth and adolescents.

This event is designed to gather the community together for a fun day and evening while benefitting a great cause. Tickets are a recommended donation of just $10.00. Merchandise such as event shirts and food will be for sale at the event, and those proceeds will also go to the Orion Center. Out of the concern for those less fortunate in our community, bands such as Tom Nook, Ephrata, Iji, Smashie Smashie, Follies and Vices, and SXSW alum Tangerine, are donating their time to perform at this event.

The event is just the most public of many steps taken by the student body this year to combat homelessness in the Seattle area including putting together care packages and partnering with other non profits such as Free the Children and Everyday is Christmas. For their efforts they received a bid to We Day which was on March 21 of this year.

The entire event is completely being organized by youth, in an effort to halt the rapid growth of homeless youth first in our city and then on a larger scale.

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