Earlier this year, we heard about the tragic death of 20-year-old missing hiker Joe Le, whose body was found by volunteers two days after he fell and was swept away by currents into the San Gabriel River.
Joe's disappearance and death inspired loved ones to start G.I. Joe Search & Rescue, a volunteer organization that assists in locating missing persons. The organization's membership is primarily comprised of Asian American volunteers who have actively assisted in several searches since its inception.
This weekend in Orange County, G.I. Joe will be hosting a benefit concert to raise critical funds to continue its operations. The evening will feature performances from Andrew Figueroa Chiang, Hinobi, The Fung Brothers and more. It's happening Saturday, August 20 at Acced Group Media in Fountain Valley. Here are some more details:
G.I. Joe Search and Rescue Benefit ConcertFor further information about the fundraiser, go to the Facebook event page here. To learn more about G.I. Joe Search & Rescue, go to the group's website here. Also read this awesome OC Weekly cover story from last month: The Searchers of G.I. Joe Search and Rescue.
Saturday, August 20
Access Group Media
11101 Condor Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA
G.I. Joe Search & Rescue – the Joe Le Foundation is proud to announce its fundraiser benefit concert taking place the evening of Aug. 20, 2011.
The event will feature local music artists from youtube and mainstream media...
Andrew Figueroa Chiang
Tony T. Nguyen
Can Nguyen (ABDC Champs: Poreotics)
The Fung Bros
Just Kidding Films
and much more...
A fashion show will also be taking place, from which some of the clothing will be sold to help raise funds for the foundation.
Donations and funds raised through the concert will go toward the costs of training G.I. Joe’s members on proper search and rescue techniques and equipment to be used during rescue and recovery missions.
This will also be a great opportunity for you to learn more about the organization as well as getting the chance to meet our members.