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Local Band Holds Benefit Concert to Support WVU Student's Mission Trip

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MORGANTOWN -

Amizade means "friendship" in Portuguese. It's also a global service learning organization. The organization sends volunteers to help with projects in less fortunate areas of the world.

On Monday night, 123 Pleasant Street was home to a benefit concert that helped raise money for the next wave of West Virginia University students going to Trinidad over to lend a helping hand.

Spencer Harvey is a junior at WVU and going on the trip over Spring Break.

"Our global service learning project will take place in Matlock, Trinidad. We are going to be reconstructing the community park. Well helping out with it. It's an ongoing process," Harvey said.

The group will leave March 23 for Trinidad.

'The Cherry Street Band' performed to raise money for the students' living costs. Band members are also donating some of the proceeds to DORCAS, a women's group in Trinidad.

Michael Nieman is a junior at WVU and plays keyboard and guitar. He has been on one of Amizade's trips before and wanted to help.

"It's not so much the labor, but the money that we bring with the programs," said Niemann. "Two-hundred dollars, or even $100, that is minute to us, in our tuition for these programs it goes a long way down there."

To learn more about Amizade, visit its website. If you want to donate, get in touch with Harvey. Her email address is Sharvey2@mix.wvu.edu.