Last month, the Weekly published a cover story on G.I. Joe Search and Rescue
, an OC group that treks through canyons, creeks, rivers and forests to look for those who've gone missing. By tying themselves to ropes and poking around in the water, these volunteers helped recover the bodies of 20-year-old Joe Le in the San Gabriel River
, and 22-year-old Scott Neacato
and 25-year-old Minh Tu Nguyen
in the upper Kern River. "To a family, it's not just a body," says Victoria Le
, the sister of Joe and founder of the organization. "It's a son, a daughter, a mother, a father. No one deserves to feel that pain."
To help raise funds for training and equipment, the organization is hosting a benefit concert next Saturday, Aug. 20, at Access Group Media
in Fountain Valley.
The event will feature local music artists, including Andrew Figueroa Chiang
, Tony T. Nguyen
and Peachy Keene
, along with a fashion show with items available for purchase. Attendees will also get a chance to learn more about the group's rescue efforts.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets
are available for $10. Tickets will be $20 at the door. More details here
Check out this video of indie-folk-pop group Peachy Keene.