It Don’t Come Easy.
“Open up your heart, let’s come together,
Use a little love and we will make it work out better.”
–Ringo Starr, “It Don’t Come Easy.”
The lyrics of one of Ringo Starr’s most popular songs seemed like an apropos intro for today’s blog entry. Because, indeed, for some people, life surely doesn’t come easy. And the mission of Habitat for Humanity is to change that, one person, one family at a time.
And thus the quest continues.
Every November, the East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity’s annual Home Is Where the Art is gala brings the community together, to show a little love and make things work out better. It provides hope for those who just need a little help in their wishes for affordable housing.
The Beatles themed piano by Lori Gomez is much more than a work of art. It’s a symbol of rebirth. It truly has been a labor of love from all who have donated their services to restore it, from the frame to the mechanics. It has become a message of hope from the artist, whose efforts to bring new life to the tattered instrument represent the very spirit of Habitat—the promise of a better tomorrow.
So is it foolish to think this autograph quest could happen? Perhaps. But it would be even more foolish to have the possibility so much within reach and not even give it a shot.
As the October 17 Hard Rock Biloxi Ringo Starr and His All Starrs concert date approaches, that’s precisely what we are doing. Wishing upon a Starr.
The East St. Tammany Habitat’s Home Is Where the Art Is auction and gala will be held on Friday, November 21, 7 to 11 p.m. at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. Should the coveted autograph be secured, the piano will be listed on CharityBuzz, with 100% of proceeds dedicated to the EST Habitat Veterans’ Build. The purchaser’s donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information or for tickets to the gala, contact Debbie Crouch at (985) 639-0656.