Hope Crisis Center rocked the house at the Fairbury Elks Lodge with the help of 176 Keys dueling pianos to help raise money to support their services.
Carmen Hinman, executive director of the Hope Crisis Center, explained that this is a fun way for the organization to raise money to continue providing the services they offer to victims of domestic violence.
“This is our third year of having dueling pianos, and it’s a way to bring people together and still bring awareness to domestic violence, which is prevalent in our community,” said Hinman. “This helps to raise funds to support the victims of domestic violence. This is a chance for people to come out to a fun event and to help raise money for their community.”
Hinman emphasized that even though dueling pianos serves as a major fundraiser for Hope Crisis Center, needs arise throughout the year. With that in mind, she explained that people are always welcome to donate to the organization.
“People can support us year round,” Hinman said. “We’re always in need of finances, donated items, paper products and things like that. People can support us year round. If they can’t make it to our events, they can support us in other ways.”
This event was made possible by a number of generous sponsors. Hinman expressed her gratitude for their support of the event and the support of the organization that helps to provide hope to people throughout the year.
“We have had a great response from donors,” said Hinman. “We’ve had a great response from people who have helped to support the event. We have a whole banner of sponsors from the event. We can’t thank those people enough for contributing and helping to support us. This is an important cause. Domestic violence happens in our communities, in our homes and in our work places as well. It’s important to shed light on this issue.”
Check out a video from the fun here: