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Bradley-Angle House was the first domestic violence shelter on the West coast.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - A charity concert is being held at the Milwaukie, Elks Lodge on May, 31st 2008 to benefit Bradley-Angle House. Six local indie bands have volunteered their time for the cause of raising money for this worthy cause.
The Portland Road Runners have partnered with the Milwaukie Elks Lodge and the Order of Thelemic Knights for the purposes of raising funds for Bradley-Angle House, Portland's oldest Women's Shelter. Lunch, dinner and all day family friendly concert will be provided to the public.
Bradley-Angle House was founded in 1975, by women that had had enough violence for a lifetime and were ready to make a change. Named for Sharon Bradley and Pam Angle, who died from the violence of living on the streets in Portland, Oregon, Bradley-Angle House was the first domestic violence shelter on the West coast. Today it provides a continuum of supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children. They provide emergency shelter and options for healing to women and children escaping domestic violence as well as public education, counseling services and a 24 hour crisis line.
In its 33 years, Bradley-Angle House has been a national and a regional leader in a movement to create confidentially located safe houses to shelter survivors and provide peer support until they can gain the confidence, skills, and resources needed to live safely on their own. In 2007 Bradley-Angle House undertook an expansion of it's residential shelter facilities. Now Bradley-Angle House will partner with local businesses to build a center that is open and accessible to the public, where conversation, strategizing, and community input can be channeled toward initiatives that will make domestic violence less and less socially acceptable.
The event will happen at the Milwaukie, Oregon Elks Lodge located at 13121 SE Mc Loughlin Blvd. Admission to the concert is $10.00 and lunchtime entertainment starts at 11:30 AM with two acoustic performances Alexa Wiley and Andres Caputo. Dinner will be available in the evening and evening entertainment starts at 6:00pm featuring the rock music of four popular Portland bands The Brother Egg, Trick Sensei, Qouting Napoleon and The Chapman Swifts. Admission includes a raffle ticket for raffles to be held throughout the evening with prize packages offered by local businesses.
In addition to the concert the Portland Road Runners Motorcycle Group will be hosting a poker run around the valley stopping at hosting motorcycle shops. Sign in for the run starts at 11:00 AM. The cost of the run is $25.00 and includes admission to the concert.
For more information, to make a donation, or to pre-register for the event you may go to the website at thelemicknights.org/pdxroadrunnerscharity/ Space at the event is limited and pre-purchasing tickets is encouraged.
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