To help the group raise additional funds, Mellencamp will also invite the highest Veterans Matter Walk fundraiser and a guest to his show that evening with a meet-and-greet immediately following. The singer is donating an additional ticket package to support the Oct. 19 fundraiser hosted by his long-time tour manager and 1Matters board member Harry Sandler. Sandler will be presenting an October-long show of his photography, “Images of a Photographic Journey,” at the Toledo School for the Arts Porter Gallery. Read the complete press release after the jump.
11/06/2013 - Legendary recording artist John Mellencamp, has added his voice to a campaign launched by VeteransMatter.org to find permanent housing for homeless military veterans and their families. Public service announcements will air on radio stations in 110 markets across the United States from Nov. 1 through Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.
You can help say “Welcome Home” to veterans in need by taking action at
www.VeteransMatter.org/broadcast to access PSAs, videos and images from the
campaign and the other artists involved that can be used for your radio, television, podcasts, and
social media. Please read the complete Press Release after the jump.
12/14/2010 - Ken Leslie's blog includes photos of John's visit on the 1Matter.org site.
Mellencamp.com has reported in the past of John's involvement in
Toledo's Homeless Awareness Project - Tent City that sparked the 1Matters.org
the organization that raises awareness of the homeless. John has continued his
support not only for 1Matters, but all of those who have lost domestic autonomy
in our nation.
During a recent concert stop in Detroit, MI John stopped by the C.O.T.S. a
shelter close to the Fox Theater where he would perform on November 19th during
his No Better Than This Tour.
After the jump read Ken Leslie's blog on John's visit to the shelter and the
surprise he gave to all of the people that were there. Read More