“1Walks – 1Rocks – 1Matters” to Support World Homeless Day

by / Monday, 09 May 2011 / Published in Uncategorized


Here is just some of the latest….uh-huh!

1) Rock and Roll Tour Manager and ground-breaking iPhone photographer Harry Sandler is presenting an exhibit of his work here in Toledo with all proceeds to benefit 1Matters.  “Harry Sandler: Childhood and Other Neighborhoods” will run October 9th through 30th at the 20 North Gallery in downtown Toledo.

We met Harry on the road when we were working with John Mellencamp.  He is a hell of a nice guy, and one of the best photographers, we believe, in the nation.

After 35 years in the entertainment business and working with EVERYBODY, he has just retired (again) from touring with John to do this show.   He will be in town this weekend, and we are setting up a press conference for Monday the 16th.   We will give you all more details this Thursday (12th) at the Tent City meeting.

In the meantime, check out his work

See what we mean? Awesome work!  Subscribe to his blog and get some eye candy to start the day each morning.

It is pretty amazing the momentum which is building.  As many of you know, after John Mellencamp was moved by our Tent City, Bob Merlis, John’s publicist was the first to jump on board, and jumped on the Board of Directors of 1Matters.   Now John, Bob and Harry are all working to make 1Matters something the music industry can rally behind.

Why?  Because they were all impressed how you, our community, comes together just because  every 1 matters.  And when they saw EVERY single media outlet coming together like they did for the walk last year, they were blown away by Toledo.  And now they would like to see other communities doing the same thing, and are putting their personal time, talent and treasure to help this happen.   Toledo Rocks!

2) “1Walks – 1Rocks – 1Matters” – October 9th.

World Homeless Day is October 10th, so we have moved our walk to support awareness of WHD, and added a benefit concert at the end.

The “1Mile Matters”  walk team is working out the details now, but we know we will be ending up at the Erie Street Market for the inaugural “1Rocks – 1Matters” benefit concert.

3) Toledo Tent City – October 28th – 30th.

Same bat-times, same bat-stations.

4) The general Tent City/1Mile Matters Planning Meeting is this Thursday @ 7, the team meetings will be at 6.  We will be needing many more volunteers this year for the expanded event schedule, so if you were looking for a chance to check us out,  come on out.

Time to rock, time to roll brothers and sisters.