With winter upon us, many of the homeless in Sioux Falls will need a place to sleep inside, and the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House can give them that warm bed. This weekend, a local band is hosting a benefit concert to help raise money for the homeless.
Carol Nesbitt and her family recorded a Christmas album over the summer specifically with this concert in mind. She says one of her brothers spent time in and out of homeless shelters years back, and he passed away just before the Bishop Dudley House was set to open. Nesbitt says she became a big supporter of the House after her brother's passing because she felt it could have helped him immensely and knows it will help others. She says between donations taken at the concert Sunday, another concert she'll be hosting in California later this month, and CD sales, she's hoping to raise $25,000 for the Bishop Dudley House. She says 100 percent of the proceeds from CD sales and the concert will go directly to the House.
Chad Campbell from the Bishop Dudley House says the winter months are especially crucial for them because they want to get people off the streets and out of the cold for a warm bed. He says their biggest need this time of year is financial. Campbell says they are also always in need of toiletries, like shampoo, soap, razors, towels, etc., and also in need of laundry detergent.
The concert will be this Sunday, December 4 at the First Congregational Church in Sioux Falls starting at 3 p.m.