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“Rebuild the Churches”

On Friday, July 17, our community will come together to support the four historically black churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, that were burned last month.

Buffalo will be joining together, with cities and citizens throughout the nation, to raise funds for the rebuilding effort. The “Rebuild the Churches” event is sponsored by Coalition for Economic Justice, the Buffalo Anti Racism Coalition, and members of the faith community. The fundraiser will be held at Sweet_ness 7 on Grant Street from 6-8pm.

It’s not only time to rebuild the churches, it’s time to come together as a nation, to combat prejudice, racism, and the ill effects that it has on our neighborhoods.

“We are joining a nationwide “Rebuild the Churches” effort that features dozens of churches and thousands of individuals that are standing together in solidarity to raise money so that the congregations of these churches can have some sort of solace during this troubling time.” – Coalition for Economic Justice

“Rebuild the Churches” | Sweet_ness 7 Cafe | 220 Grant Street | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Light refreshments and a coffee bar will be available, and a portion of the proceeds from the coffee bar will go directly into the Rebuild the Churches fund. Live performance by local singer-songwriter Jon Herr. If you are unable to make the event, but would still like to donate, please visit this site for more information on how to do so.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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