Alec Bridges, who performed during the reception, was a participant in “Shelter Me,” a compact disc of 13 songs with a simple message: Enjoy the music, help the homeless. The CD can be purchased at www.cdbaby.com or at Sound Spectrum, Laguna Beach Books, Latitude 33 Bookshop and Hobie Sports. Proceeds shelter programs.
Friendship Shelter has been expanding its programs since it opened its doors two decades ago, the fruition of a dream brought to reality by the Rev. Colin Henderson, with the support of community members and the city.
Over the years, the community has continued to support the shelter, none more assiduously than Jill Edwards and Kathleen Abel. Both have chaired multiple times the fundraising Dinners Across Laguna, which requires the logistic talents of a quartermaster, and they are the architects of the art auction, an event they organized for the first time last year.