Clearwater Revue raises money for homeless services

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- About 150 performers hit the stage Sunday in an effort to raise money to help end homelessness in Eau Claire.

The Clearwater Revue: A Benefit to End Homelessness took place at the Pablo Center at the Confluence.

All proceeds from tickets and sponsorships will be used to provide housing and homeless services for families and children in the Eau Claire area.

The fundraiser featured 16 performances, ranging from choirs to break dancers to comedy groups.

"Western Dairyland and Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley lost a lot of federal funding that had been used to help families to move out of their shelters and back into sustainable housing. When they lost that money, a bunch of us said we've got to do something to regain that money," said Clearwater Revue producer Ken Adler.

Organizers believe the Clearwater Revue raised approximately $10,000.

They hope to make this an annual fundraising event.