MIRP and the Portland Metal Community Raise Money to Buy Toys for the Children at Doernbecher Children's Hospital
By: Susan Dusse
Jer (Dimes) had an idea early in 2017. One night at dinner, he said to his team, “Lets put on a series of benefit shows and have local bands record holiday songs for a holiday CD, and every penny we make, lets buy toys for kids at Doernbecher’s Children’s hospital.” Doernbecher was selected because the facility and its amazing doctors and staff treated his brother when he was a child. Well, Jer's vision came to fruition this past weekend. MIRP was able to purchase $1,707 worth of toys for Doernbecher’s and delivered them just in time for Christmas.
We at MIRP would like to thank the following for their participation in this cause. Your talent, time, expense, and love made this possible. Truly, without you, we could not have done this. Together, we did what turned out to be one of the best, most rewarding experiences. We are grateful and so touched by your kindness.
The 8088s (Benefit Show)
Within Sight (Holiday CD)
Othrys (Holiday CD)
McSpencer (Holiday CD)
Von Doom (Holiday CD and Benefit Show)
Boudica (Holiday CD)
Human Studios (Mastering and Production of the Holiday CD)
Magnetic Graphics & Designs (Flyers and CD Printing)
WS Studios (Recording)
Etched in Bone Studio (Recording)
The ThunderBlunder (Recording)
Jake Neely Studios (Recording)
Jar of Lies (A tribute to Alice in Chains) and all of its members and crew (Benefit Show)
Under a Pale Grey Sky (A tribute to Sepultura) and all of its members and crew (Benefit Show)
Motorbreath (A tribute to Metallica) and all of its members and crew (Benefit Show)
Parabola (A tribute to Tool) and all of its members and crew (Benefit Show)
The Brandon Sill’s Project (Benefit Show)
Particle Sun (Benefit Show)
Toxic Zombie (Benefit Show)
The Dope Show (Benefit Show)
Vintersea (Benefit Show)
Agnozia (Benefit Show)
Amerakin Overdose (Benefit Show)
Chainbound (Benefit Show)
We would like to say thank you to Derek Smith and his team at Rock Hard PDX for hosting the events, Christopher Richardson of Smak Dab's for his amazing food, Crave Dog for printing everything, and Magnetic Graphics & Design for creatively designing our materials.
Every once in a while in life you get to do something that makes your heart full. This was that for us, and words simply cannot express the magnitude of our gratitude. We want to say a very special thank you to each and every one of you - the bands, the businesses, all of the friends, fans, and family that supported us. THANK YOU! We are so proud of what we achieved together.