A group of musicians from the Arvada community came together to show support for Marshall Fire Victims by hosting the “Concert for Our Neighbors” on Feb. 20 at the Arvada Elks Lodge. Over 300 attendees came to the fundraiser, which brought in over $25,000 for victims of the fire.
The benefit was chiefly put together by community members Hazel Miller, Warren Rubin and Debbie Hansen over the course of just five weeks. The trio brought in Brighton-based nonprofit Let Your Light Shine to handle the dispersal of donations to families affected by the fire.
Soda Blue, Dive Bar Diva, Twenty Hands High and the Hazel Miller Band all performed at the event.
Hansen said she felt the concert was a success.
“I think it went amazing. The amount of support that was shown was awesome. It was a really feel good, have fun night,” Hansen said.
Miller said she was happy to do something tangible for victims of the fire.
“I think for all the musicians, we felt like we actually did something rather than just lip service,” Miller said.
Miller continued to say that she felt antsy to do something like the benefit again.
“The whole time I was in the room thinking, `when can we do this again,’” Miller said.
“We need a chance to breathe,” quipped Hansen.
The two compromised that they’d look at organizing another benefit in the fall.