December 11th 2020. Kingston band The Gertrudes release their new single today (December 11, 2020) and are simultaneously making a big difference in their local community.
"Emergency To Emergency" focuses on The Gertrudes’ experience with the COVID-19 pandemic and their corresponding thoughts on global issues. The musicians decided this was a great opportunity to connect with and support Kingston’s Street Health Centre, a local agency delivering health services through a wrap-around care model for people who face barriers accessing mainstream health services. Greg Tilson, co-composer for The Gertrudes said in a media release that the new single is "...is an attempt to express and reflect on some of the anxiety and profound sense of isolation so many people are experiencing at this time…”
All proceeds from "Emergency To Emergency" will be donated to Street Health Centre.
Wendy Vuyk, Director, Community Health, KCHC stated “the COVID-19 pandemic has really highlighted some gaps in our social safety net and infrastructure, and as we move into the colder weather, our most vulnerable populations remain at risk." Maintaining Street Health Centre's goal to "connect people living with mental health challenges, substance use and addictions to appropriate and meaningful health and social services" Vuky maintains the Street Health Centre is "so touched by this effort by The Gertrudes to help us support our clients in this unique time. This gift will make a difference to many lives, and is a wonderful example of the power and generosity of our local community”
Find the single here: https://thegertrudes.bandcamp.com/track/emergency-to-emergency
Learn more about Street Health here: https://kchc.ca/barrack-street/street-health-centre/