KCK church hosts musical benefit with proceeds helping victims of Orlando shooting

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Music filled the air Monday night inside Trinity United Methodist Church in KCK. It was part of a benefit for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando that happened June 12.

Members of the local theatre community came together to perform for the benefit, despite some having productions to prepare for. Some have been featured in Theatre in the Park productions.

The event was organized by Trinity United member, and community activist Bob Evans. He says he had a former student who worked at Pulse night club about a year-and-a-half ago, and knew several of the victims, including ones who died.

Evans knew he had to do something special to help the victims, and doesn’t want the Orlando shooting to be overshadowed by other tragedies.

“I think it’s very important that we remember every tragedy as it occurs, and that we don’t get boggled down with too many tragedies and lump them together. These are all individuals. They all had a purpose in life .they all had so much more to live for and so much more to give,” said Evans.

Proceeds from the benefit go to the “One Orlando” fund set up by Orlando’s mayor. Donate at this link.