Koncert for Kenya Tonight

Tonight is the night. A fundraiser concert at the Kokopelli event center in Vernal is shining a light on the cause of the 100 Humanitariansorganization that helps provide necessary items to improve self reliance in Kenya, Africa. Kaci McNeel will be traveling to Kenya to mentor young women who have been forced into early marriage or face other forms of abuse. Local faith organizations and volunteers have also helped with this cause as hundreds and maybe even thousands of kits have been sewn to be taken to help young girls in Kenya. The “Days for Girls” kits provides the young women with reusable sanitary pads and a method of cleaning them that can last for 3 years. “This helps enable these young women to finish school,” shares McNeel. The alternative for the girls is to be sent home to “sit on cardboard” for the week every month they are on their period or be abused in order to receive the sanitary items they need. Funds will also help families in Kenya develop a source of income to become self reliant. Tonight’s Koncert for Kenya fundraiser will run from 6:00 to 8:00pm at 145 East 100 North in Vernal. Visit the Koncert for Kenya Facebook event page for more information. Learn more about the cause at www.100humanitarians.com.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.