Summer concert in Layton raises funds to fight hunger, shelter abuse victims

Posted at 4:29 PM, Jun 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-04 18:29:12-04

LAYTON, Utah -- A summer concert in Layton brought people together Friday night for entertainment and the chance to help a few good causes.

Zach Warriner’s Second Annual Summer Concert raised funds for charitable organizations that help fight hunger and provide women and children fleeing abuse a safe space.

The concert featured performers of all ages, all of whom have special needs. The free concert encouraged folks to donate to two groups: Feed My Starving Children, which works against hunger, and Safe Harbor Crisis Center, a shelter for women and their children fleeing abuse.

Zach Warriner is the man behind the event, and the 25-year-old has Down syndrome himself. His mom said the event is a way for those with special needs to shine.

“We want to give these kids a chance to be on stage and show who they really are,” Cathy Warriner said. “It totally changes them, because they are able to see that people recognize them for who they really are. People are looking at them, people are clapping for them, and they have an opportunity to showcase who they really are as a person."

Cathy Warriner said those who attended donated more than $1,500 to help out both organizations. To learn more about the charitable causes, or to donate, click the links below.

Feed My Starving Children

Safe Harbor Crisis Center