Friday, December 1, 2017

KENTUCKY REFUGEE MINISTRIES BENEFIT

Hey folks. I'm playing another benefit online Thursday at 12pm to raise money for Kentucky Refugee Ministries here in Louisville, KY. This free 10-minute show will be broadcast again through ConcertWindow, where fans can donate to musicians during their performances. After the show I'll transfer all the proceeds to KRM.

Here's where you can watch the show:
https://www.concertwindow.com/dustinedge

Kentucky Refugee Ministries, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community. Learn more at www.kyrm.org.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

EMW WOMEN'S CLINIC BENEFIT

Hey folks I'm playing another benefit this Thursday at 12pm to raise money for EMW Women's Clinic here in Louisville, KY. This free 10-minute show will be broadcast again through ConcertWindow, where fans can donate to musicians during their performances. After the show I'll transfer all the proceeds to EMW Women's Clinic.

Here's where you can watch the show:
https://www.concertwindow.com/dustinedge

Established in 1980, EMW Women's Surgical Center is the only licensed center in Kentucky offering abortion services. Their doctors have highly-specialized training in abortion care with a total of 50 years of experience. In addition to their excellent medical and surgical care they are deeply committed to the overall health and wellness of their patients. Learn more at www.emwwomens.com.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS BENEFIT

Hey folks I'm playing another benefit this Thursday at 12pm to raise money for the Coalition for the Homeless here in Louisville, KY. This free 10-minute show will be broadcast again through Concert Window, where fans can donate to musicians during their performances. After the show I'll transfer all the proceeds to the Coalition for the Homeless. 

Here's a link to where the show will appear: 
https://www.concertwindow.com/dustinedge

The Coalition for the Homeless has been the voice of the homeless in Louisville for over 25 years, working closely with homeless service providers in our community, civic groups, concerned citizens, faith-based groups, and our local, state, and federal governments. Its efforts are targeted in a three-prong approach: 1) Educate the community about homelessness and inspire action, 2) Advocate for system changes, and 3) Coordinate the community response to homelessness through efficient use of resources and funding. Learn more at www.louhomeless.org.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

FAIRNESS CAMPAIGN BENEFIT

Hey folks I'm playing another benefit this Thursday at 12pm to raise money for the Fairness Campaign here in Louisville, KY. This free 10-minute show will be broadcast again through Concert Window, where fans can donate to musicians during their performances. After the show I'll transfer all the proceeds to the Fairness Campaign. 

Here's a link to where the show will appear: 
https://www.concertwindow.com/dustinedge

Founded in 1991, the Fairness Campaign is a broad-based community effort dedicated to equal rights. Its primary goal is comprehensive civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Fairness Campaign accomplishes its goals through public education and advocacy, political activity, community building and reciprocal alliances with others in the social justice community. Learn more at www.fairness.org.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

KENTUCKY HARVEST BENEFIT

Hey folks I'm playing another benefit this Thursday at 12pm to raise money for Kentucky Harvest here in Louisville, KY. This free 10-minute show will be broadcast again through ConcertWindow, where fans can donate to musicians during their performances. After the show I'll transfer all the proceeds to Kentucky Harvest.

Here's a link to the show:
https://www.concertwindow.com/dustinedge

Founded in 1987, Kentucky Harvest has as its mission to “get food from people who have it, but don’t need it to those that need it, but don’t have it—free of charge.” An expansive network of volunteers picks up food that would otherwise “go to waste” from restaurants, bakeries, hospitals, food purveyors, stores, food goods manufacturers, schools, families, and individuals. This food is then delivered to the needy at homeless shelters and food pantries around the region. Through the generosity of donors and the hard work of hundreds of volunteers, last year over 2 million pounds of food were placed in needy hands. Learn more at www.kyharvest.com

Friday, October 13, 2017

WEST END SCHOOL BENEFIT

Hey folks I'm playing a benefit show online next Thursday at 12pm to raise money for West End School​ here in Louisville, KY. This free 10-minute show will be broadcast through Concert Window, where fans can donate to musicians during their performances. After the show I'll transfer all the proceeds to West End School. 

Here's a link to where the show will appear: 
https://www.concertwindow.com/dustinedge

West End School is a free, private, college preparatory elementary and middle school for at-risk young men in Louisville, KY.  There is no charge for admission since all tuition expenses are paid through donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Learn more about West End School at www.westendschool.org.

Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

THE YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

Won't someone please think of the children? Alright. I ask that you join me in donating to The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights.

My wife and I wake up every morning and care for our kids. We get them dressed, bring them food, and attempt to make their days fulfilling and meaningful while keeping them safe. Every child deserves the right to have someone there to help them through life.

The kids that The Young Center help come to America for many reasons—political upheaval, extreme poverty, child labor, abusive homes, or just searching for their family. From where many of us sit, it's difficult to believe that this actually happens. But it absolutely does. And regardless of the circumstances, these kids need our help.

The Young Center provides legal guardians for trafficking victims and unaccompanied immigrant children who, in most cases, must navigate the immigration system alone, without an attorney or any other adult to help them.

The Young Center Child Advocates speak the children’s languages and often share the same cultural background, creating meaningful ties with each child while advocating for his or her rights so that no matter what happens—whether they remain in the US or return to their home country—their safety is ensured.

I humbly ask that you donate with me to support this organization.  We must treat the most vulnerable among us with love and guide them away from harm. Let's help these kids however we can.

Thanks.




Here's a song by Pete Seeger...



IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD

IF WE COULD CONSIDER EACH OTHER
A NEIGHBOR, A FRIEND, OR A BROTHER
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL WORLD
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD

IF EACH LITTLE KID HAD ENOUGH MILK EACH DAY
IF EACH WORKING MAN HAD ENOUGH TIME TO PLAY
IF EACH HOMELESS SOUL HAD A GOOD PLACE TO STAY
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD

IF THERE WERE NO POOR AND THE RICH WERE CONTENT
IF STRANGERS WERE WELCOME WHEREVER THEY WENT
IF EACH OF US KNEW WHAT TRUE BROTHERHOOD MEANT
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD

IF WE COULD CONSIDER EACH OTHER
A NEIGHBOR, A FRIEND, OR A BROTHER
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL WORLD
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD