Jake Judd | Feb 10, 2020 AT 6:06 pm
Photo: Hand of Hope Resources Center/Facebook
(KNSI) – A popular musical group will be performing for a fundraiser to help an organization that gives aid to the victims of violent crime in Central Minnesota.
Next month is the 3rd Annual Hope Rocks fundraising concert featuring Matt Vee and the Killer Vees doing “I Am, He Said,” a celebration of Neil Diamond music.
The proceeds will go to the Hands of Hope Resource Center in Little Falls, which assists victims in Morrison and Todd County.
The resource center’s Steve Meyer was a guest of KNSI’s Bob Hughes and says the organization does advocacy work on behalf of the victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and crime in general.
“We also do emergency assistance for these people, which can be anything from changing a door lock to relocating somebody to a different part of the state or country for protection.”
They also sponsor the Violence Prevention Program.
“In that program, we go into schools starting in grade one, where we talk about what’s a good touch and bad touch. All the way through sexting and cyber-bullying for senior high kids.”
He says they also sponsor community workshops to talk about crime trends in the community.
Tommy Vee is part of the Killer Vees and says the Neil Diamond Concert was thought up for Joetown Rocks a few years ago and they figured they would perform it a couple of more times, but they were wrong.
“We’re doing it all the time and everywhere. It’s great that it’s so well received Matt Vee does a phenomenal job with the signing, the band is killer. It’s just a really, really fun show.”
Vee says the whole show builds to a climactic end.
“For those that don’t know, we have choir join us for the last five tunes of the night. It’s like a rocketing taking off, and by the time that gets there, it just explodes.”
The concert will take place on March 27th in the Falls Ballroom in Little Falls. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. starts at 7:30 p.m.
For tickets and more information on the show, click here.