KCSN 88.5 FM/Los Angeles joined forces with the members of the band Mudcrutch — Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Tom Leadon and Randall Marsh — for two benefit concerts last month, “From Northridge with Love,” and raised more than $250,000 to support The Midnight Mission.
The concerts took place May 23 and May 24 in the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall, the same hall where Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played KCSN’s first benefit concert in 2011. Proceeds from the shows will support the mission, which has served Los Angeles’ downtown homeless community since 1914.
“We want to thank Mudcrutch and their management for asking KCSN to take part in this worthy cause,” said KCSN General Manager Sky Daniels. “We were honored to join the other hosts and help raise these needed funds for The Midnight Mission. The shows and silent auction raised a quarter of a million dollars, thanks to the generosity of all of those in attendance.”
In addition to KCSN, “From Northridge with Love” was hosted by Earl Minnis, Norman’s Rare Guitars, Denise Salazar and U.S. Bank.
Founded in 1914, The Midnight Mission offers paths to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost direction. Its emergency services, 12-step recovery, family living, job training, education and workforce development programs offer a compassionate bridge to achieve and maintain heathy, productive lives.
A service of California State University, Northridge, KCSN offers a 24-hour, commercial-free blend of rock, alternative, soul, blues and Americana, featuring a wide range of artists such as U2, Bruce Springsteen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Wilco and Beck. The station’s programming also is available on KCSN’s HD1 channel and online at KCSN.org.