BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – The sound of music has the power to influence change. Nancy Jones and Amy Cowen decided to use their musical talents at Glade Church in Blacksburg to help those in need at the border.
“I think music is a great way to bring people together and to bring people together for a cause. It’s a way not only to experience something together but to bring people together to care about an issue,” says Jones.
Pastor of Glade Church Susan Verbrugge says, seeing the community come together for this cause has been amazing.
“As a pastor and particularly as the pastor here at Glade Church it has been remarkable to watch this particular church community rally around things like immigration, and just to watch people say you know what it’s about more than me,” explains Verbrugge.
Not only could people listen to Baroque Music for free. They could make a donation to ImmigrantFamiliesTogether.com, an organization that works to provide legal counsel and other services for families as they seek asylum.
“There are still children who are not reunited with their families and so we felt like doing this benefit concert and doing what we could to help the cause would be important,” states Jones.
For the dynamic duo, helping spread awareness through song was something they felt compelled to do.
“As mothers we see the pain of the children and families being separated and it’s important to us to do what we can for the situation,” says Jones.
In the end the duo hope their music is able to bring about change and give a voice to the voiceless.