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Michael Allen Harrison & Julianne Johnson in Concert for Rockwood Area Youth - 02/16/17

WHO: The Salvation Army, Michael Allen Harrison, Julianne Johnson Rockwood and Gresham area youth

WHAT: Concert benefitting after-school youth, music and sports programs for low-income youth. Michael Allen Harrison and Julianne Johnson, as well as students at The Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy, will perform. In addition to the concert, there will be hors d'oeuvres, a live and large silent auction (more than 100 items and baskets), and more.

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2017; doors open at 5:30PM, hors d'oeuvres at 6:15pm, & concert starts at 7PM

WHERE: The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
473 SE 194th Ave (194th & Stark)
Portland, OR 97233

ADMISSION: $15 per person

WHY: "Music can change the world because it can change people" -- Bono. The Salvation Army believes in the power of music and how it can change lives. Youth in The Salvation Army's after- school programs find themselves challenged to overcome adversity and become the people they want to be. Music allows this expression and fosters growth, persistence, and more. Michael Allen Harrison has been a longtime friend of The Salvation Army in Gresham and once again supports them in this concert event to keep music alive so that it can change lives. Julianne Johnson joins him this year for what is certain to be an incredible concert. Ms. Johnson also serves on The Salvation Army Portland Metro Advisory Board.

MORE: All proceeds support after school programs including the Gresham Music Academy program at The Salvation Army, which provides free lessons for any student in need including brass, guitar, piano, drums, bass, voice, xylophone, ukelele, and group lessons in choir, timbrels, band, and drums; a sports program featuring youth basketball, educational tutoring, and computer lab.

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(Portland, OR) February 16, 2017 -- "Music can change the world because it can change people" -- Bono. For The Salvation Army, this rings so very true and is part of its daily ministry to low income families and children. To help change lives, The Salvation Army, Gresham Corps at 194th and Stark, and Michael Allen Harrison are once again collaborating for an incredible evening at their local Corps, benefitting the Gresham Music Academy. This year, though, Julianne Johnson, current Salvation Army Portland Metro Advisory Board Member, will also join Michael on stage for a sensational show. "An Evening with Michael Allen Harrison and Julianne Johnson" will be on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 7pm, featuring Michael Allen Harrison, Julianne Johnson, and musical talent from The Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy. Admission is just $15 per person.

In addition to the concert, the evening will include hors d'oeuvres, desserts, silent and live auction, and student and family testimonials. Doors open at 5:30pm, hors d'oeuvres served at 6:15pm, and the concert begins at 7PM.

All proceeds support after school programs including the Gresham Music Academy program at The Salvation Army, which provides free lessons for any student in need including brass, guitar, piano, drums, bass, voice, xylophone, ukelele, and group lessons in choir, timbrels, band, and drums; Sports program including youth basketball; educational help, tutoring program and computer lab.

The event is sponsored by Weston Pontiac Buick GMC Kia and Mark Kralj, both in Gresham. Heritage, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Friends level sponsors are still needed from $100-$5000. Donations of items needed for the silent and live auctions. Contact Marcia McQuade at 503.661.8972 x 414, or marcia.mcquade@usw.salvationarmy.org for more info.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 128 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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