NEW YEAR’S EVE BENEFIT CONCERT AT THE CASA WILL RAISE
FUNDS AND AWARENESS TO BENEFIT THE HUNGRY. ST.
VINCENT DE PAUL IS THIS YEAR’S RECIPIENT.
This is the Second Annual Benefit Concert performed by John
Denver’s former band members on John’s birthday, December 31st
at the Casa.
John Denver believed we could end hunger on this planet in our
lifetime. He had a vision that there is enough food and to spare
to feed every man, woman and child around the entire globe. “If
we remain committed and keep our intention focused, if we
believe that ‘we’ – you and me, can do it – we’ll see it.” What
an amazing way to celebrate John Denver’s life and legacy!
Ending hunger right here, right now.
John was and is a friend of mine. We dreamed of ending hunger
together. He was driven to end hunger and he fired my soul with
lofty imaginings. I can still see a world that works in my
dreams. When John left us on his ‘Jet Plane’, I was personally
devastated. He wouldn’t live to see the elimination of hunger
and for a while I thought… perhaps, it’s at best an “impossible
possibility.” I was wrong. St. Vincent de Paul ends hunger every
day. As of March, 2004, 30 million meals have been served to
people in Arizona due to the commitment, focused intention, and
compassion of individuals in the Valley of the Sun. Somewhere a
child will sleep with a full belly tonight because of the love
and generosity of people like you.
I can see John strolling in Heaven with St. Francis, smiling in
gratitude for every man, woman, and child who is filled –
physically, spiritually and emotionally this day.
About John Denver:
John’s music clearly reflects the conscience of a concerned
citizen, a man working for the improvement of the quality of
life for all people –
socially and politically. He was asked to serve as a member of
the Presidential Commission on World and Domestic Hunger and was
one of the five founders of The Hunger Project – an organization
committed to the sustainable end of chronic hunger. John was
asked to be a member of the fact-finding delegation, which
toured African countries devastated by drought and starvation as
a representative of the Hunger project and UNICEF. Because of
his tireless effort and dedication, John was awarded the
Presidential “World Without Hunger” Award by President Jimmy
Carter. John also received recognition from many governments for
his concert about global hunger problems.
John’s birthday is December 31st 1943 and we will celebrate at
the Franciscan Renewal Center (The Casa). John’s former band
members will perform our New Year’s Eve Concert and proceeds
will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul.
Many years ago, John wrote the song “It’s About Time”. The last
“There is a man who is my brother, I just don’t know his name
But I know his home and family because I know we feel the same
And it hurts me when he’s hungry and when his children cry
I too am a Father and that little one is mine.”
Our foundation, ‘Expect A Miracle Now’ is co-sponsoring this
event and producing the show. If you are interested in helping,
please contact Karmen, Coco or Joe at 602.728.0710 or
Expect A Miracle Foundation, P.O.
Information about our foundation is available on our website:
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Peace and Love,
Karmen T. Dopslaff