Concert May 31 to help teen shelter

Dori O'Neal, Herald staff writerMay 24, 2013 

The Evan Egerer Band is scheduled to perform at a rock concert May 31 to benefit the teen shelter My Friends Place. The event was organized by Sierra Brines, a junior at Phoenix High School in Kennewick.

COURTESY SIERRA BRINES

Sierra Brines, a junior at Phoenix High School in Kennewick, wanted to earn some extra credit, so she came up with a rock concert to benefit the teen shelter My Friends Place.

The concert starts at 9 p.m. May 31 at Ray's Golden Lion, 1353 George Washington Way in Richland. Cover is $8.

Musicians tentatively scheduled to appear include the Evan Egerer Band (rock/blues), Business Venture (punk/rock), Eon Sky (rock/alternative) and A Dollar Short (alternative).

"At my school, we earn credit by doing projects instead of going to classes," Brines said. "So I thought this would be a great way to help the community while also working toward my high school diploma."

My Friends Place is the only shelter where unaccompanied teens can stay overnight in southeastern Washington, Brines said. They also provide many other services, such as school help, ways to get help with substance abuse, and somewhere to do laundry.

"The more I learned about My Friends Place, the more I realized how important it is to our community," she said.

For more information, or to donate to Sierra's cause, call 509-942-8778.

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*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; doneal@tricityherald.com; Twitter: @dorioneal

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