What a joy and gift we enjoyed while attending a fundraising concert benefiting Simple Gifts, held March 18 at the Trinity Episcopal Church of Portland.

The performers included the world-class bluegrass music of Seagrass, Pretty Girls Sing Soprano and the ukelele group Oompahlele, plus the a cappella group EckoVox.

With all the confusing and frustrating news, a night of outstanding music – for a very good cause – was just what we needed.

The nonprofit group Simple Gifts donates gift cards for food and gas to people who come to the city, sometimes from long distances, for the care of family in the hospital. People helping people … all volunteers.

Janet Romano

Portland