New Image Emergency Shelter Celebrates 21 Years of ServiceColumnists, Kim's Kronicles — By Kim Webster on October 20, 2010 at 3:12 am
Comedic performances were provided by Long Beach’s own Funny Lady of Comedy joined by fellow comedians Gregory Gordon (a former client of New Image who now hosts a weekly comedy show in Long Beach), impressionist Bobby Law, and ventriloquist “Wood from Da Hood.” Ensemble band The Usual Suspect, DJ Pure, and harpist Susan Wetzel provided musical entertainment. Among the many contributors were comedian Michael Colyar and his wife Brooks, recording artist/author Norwood Young (who also performed), Camille Winbush (Bernie Mac Show), Judi Evans (The Days of Our Lives), Thom Bierdz (The Young & The Restless) and talk-show host Wendell James. “I think it’s our job to reach out and help other people less fortunate than ourselves,” said Michael Colyar.”It was outstanding,” said Brenda Wilson co-founder/president/CEO. A proclamation praising New Image was presented from Los Angeles 9th District Councilwoman Jan Perry’s office. All proceeds will assist with providing housing, job search/placement, and referral services for the homeless. New Image’s main office is located at 401 E Ocean Blvd Ste. 705, Long Beach CA 562-983-7289. For more information, please visit www.newimageshelter.org.
Both Photos By Kim Webster