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Benefit concert will help homeless in Claremont area

It’s an evening of music and community spirit not to be missed. “Love Thy Neighbor,” a concert benefiting Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP), will be held on Sunday, July 19 at the Claremont United Methodist Church beginning at 7 p.m. The two-hour event features John York, instrumentalist and former member of the 60s group The Byrds, as well as an opportunity to hear first hand about CHAP.

Tickets are available with a suggested donation of $15 and can be purchased online at Eventbrite, in person at the Folk Music Center or at the door on the night of the event.

All proceeds will directly benefit Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program.

Born of the need demonstrated by Occupy, CHAP is a group of volunteers who seek to end homelessness in the community by finding sustainable housing for those in need. Their purpose is to connect each identified homeless participant in Claremont with a pair of advocates who are trained to guide and support each individual through the process of securing affordable, sustainable housing.

CHAP has recently secured a house in Claremont where four former homeless will be living and hope to add other rental houses to this mix over the coming years.

The “Love Thy Neighbor” benefit concert will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Claremont United Methodist Church located 211 W. Foothill Boulevard, Claremont.

For more information on CHAP or to volunteer, visit their website at www.chapclaremont.org.

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