2005-09-14 / Features

Queens Developments Hold Katrina Concert

East River Development Alliance (ERDA) Founder and Chairman The Rev. Mitchell Taylor, nine Long Island City churches, four public housing developments—Queensbridge, Ravenswood, Astoria and Woodside Houses—the Long Island City /Astoria NAACP and local elected officials will raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina through a Concert of Hope on Thursday night, September 15.

The concert, held in the auditorium of Long Island City H.S., 14-30 Broadway, Astoria, will feature gospel artists from the tri-state area, including Bishop Eric McDaniel and the TLC Choir. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. ERDA hopes to raise $5,000 from ticket sales and is looking for corporate partners to match the amount. Proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. For more information, call 718-784-0877.

ERDA is a community development corporation working to expand economic opportunities for residents of New York City public housing developments. Initiatives include financial literacy and home ownership programs, expanded extracurricular activities for youth, college preparation courses, free GED and computer classes and job training and placement.

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