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Hellgate HS students share virtual concert to raise funds for Missoula Food Bank

Hellgate National Honor Society Concert
Posted at 1:46 PM, Dec 22, 2020

MISSOULA — Despite distanced learning, COVID-19 mandates, and the chaos of the holiday season, students at Hellgate High School are still finding ways to give back to the community.

For their quarterly community outreach project, the Hellgate National Honor Society will share a virtual concert Tuesday night, featuring their orchestra, choir, and jazz bands.

Performances for these groups have been cut back this year, so the event will also serve as a fun way for the students to share their music.

During the performance, the National Honor Society will be collecting donations for the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center.

President Hannah Rafferty says these fundraising efforts will be all the more impactful during “COVID” times, and she hopes her organization's efforts inspire others in the community to give back.

"During this time of year, many families struggle to make ends meet, along with the pressure of holiday gifts and family time, especially while living in a COVID-19 world. We wanted to ease this pressure as much as possible by raising money for this wonderful organization," said Rafferty.

You can find a direct link to the Missoula Food Bank’s donation site here as well as during the live stream of the concert. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and can be watched here.