When Rest-A-Bit — the Prairie Vineyard Christian Fellowship group looking to establish a homeless shelter in Portage la Prairie — was honoured by being selected to receive $10,000 at the 150 Women Who Care event on Feb. 28, the homeless on the street here could still feel the nasty bone-jarring chill subside.
When Portage la Prairie City Council recently gave the nod for Rest-A-Bit to run a pilot project shelter at Prairie Vineyard Church, the homeless could almost start feeling the security of warmth a bed and four walls create — albeit short term — and now some caring Portage musicians will add the soundtrack to help the shelter project.
On May 4, local recording artists Paul Shepard, The Sharpe Sisters and Johnny Dietrich will perform at a Coffee House to raise money for the shelter.
Tickets for the Coffee House fundraiser are $15 available at the door. There will also be coffee and desserts available for purchase.
Prairie Vineyard Church is located at 107 Duke. Ave.
Showtime is 7 p.m.