Money from the three days of music will go to the Decatur Cooperative Ministry.
Poverty is Real (PIR) hit its fundraising goal with concerts last weekend at Eddie's Attic. PIR raised $10,000 through ticket and merchandise sales, a silent auction and on-site donations for the Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM), a local group that helps the poor and homeless. PIR founder and president Mike Killeen said, “This was truly a community-wide effort. It’s hard to overstate the generosity of the musicians who offered their talents, the local businesses and donors who provided financial support, and the hundreds of music lovers who showed up and helped us reach our goal.” Beth Vann-Turnbull, Executive Director of Decatur Cooperative Ministry said, “This money will enable DCM to help individuals and families facing homelessness …
Mike Killeen founded Poverty is Real -- an organization that's putting on fund-raising shows this weekend at Eddie's Attic.
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- Ralph Ellis
Friday, July 27, 2012
Mike Killeen wanted to give back to the community, but working in a soup kitchen didn't excite him. He turned to his passion: music. Killeen founded Poverty Is Real (PIR), a group that's putting on fund-raising concerts this weekend at Eddie's Attic, the folk club in Decatur. The goal is to raise $10,000 for Decatur Cooperative Ministry, which helps poor and homeless people in DeKalb County. Since organizing its first show last summer, PIR has evolved into a full-fledged organization with an operational board, a fund-raising wing and a business plan. They'll do four events for this year -- Decatur, Athens, Asheville and Nashville -- and are shooting for 10 events next year. On another level, PIR is a bunch of friends having fun together. …