Manhattan church celebrates diversity and unity through art

Manhattan church celebrates diversity and unity through art

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DIVERSITY IN THEIR COMMUNITY WHILE RAISING MONEY FOR PEOPLE IN NEED. K-S-N-T NEWS REPORTER REINA GARCIA IS LIVE IN MANHATTAN TO TELL US ABOUT THE CAUSE THAT’S CLOSE TO THE COMMUNITY’S HEART. REINA?HANNAH — ART, FOOD AND MUSIC ARE THINGS THAT BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER. AND TODAY — THE MEMBERS OF SEVEN DOLORS CATHOLIC PARISH DID JUST THAT WITH THEIR ARTS ON THE GREEN EVENT — ALL WHILE RAISING MONEY FOR IMMIGRANTS IN EL PASO. FROM HANDS ON ART PROJECTS TO ART FOR SALE — THERE WAS A LITTLE SOMTHING FOR EVERYONE WITH LAWN CHAIRS IN TOW — COMMUNITY MEMBERS GATHERED ACROSS THE STREET FROM SEVEN DOLORS CHURCH FOR THEIR SECOND ANNUAL ARTS ON THE GREEN EVENT nat ORGANIZERS SAY IT’S A WAY FOR THEM TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY AND UNITY THROUGH ART – “For us, this is america at it’s best, This is different cultures, different races, different ethnic groups coming together, appreciating each other, seeing what each other has to give, what they have to offer” IN ADDITION TO BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER — THE EVENT IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE ANNUCIATION HOUSE IN EL PASO, TEXAS — A SHELTER FOR REFUGEES AND THOSE SEEKING ASYLUM – “It can be very scary and very dangerous, so to have a safe place like that where they can feel welcome, at home, in a community, familiar people and food is a very small thing, but at the same at this point in their life it can be a very important help” AS AN IMMIGRANT HERSELF — JUDITH RIOS KNOWS WHAT THAT’S LIKE — AND THAT’S INSPIRED HER TO HELP WITH THE EVENT — “To help others like me, to give the opportunity to have a different life, that’s why” BUT IT WASN’T JUST ADULTS THAT WERE STEPPING UP TO HELP — A LOCAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATION TOOK PART AS WELL BY ASKING PEOPLE TO WRITE LETTERS TO THOSE STAYING AT THE ANNUNCIATION HOUSE WITH MESSAGES LIKE THESE: “We are here for you, we support you unconditionally and then we’ll send those over there and they just make them feel supported, like they don’t feel alone in this country” FOR THE MEMBERS OF SEVEN DOLORS CHURCH — HELPING OTHERS IS WHAT COMMUNITY IS ALL ABOUTALL OF TONIGHT’S ARTWORK WAS MADE BY LOCAL ARTISTS AS WELL AS ARTISTS FROM EL PASO. SO IT’S DEFINITELY A GREAT EXAMPLE OF ART CAN REALLY BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER. LIVE IN MANHATTAN — REINA GARCIA, KSNT NEWS

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