A capella group helps raise funds for PACEM shelter


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — On Sunday, the members of local a cappella group lifted their voices for a good cause.

The Charlottesville-based women’s a capella group, Fire, held one of its bi-annual concerts to raise money for PACEM.

PACEM is about to enter its 13th season of shelter. It is a seasonal shelter of last resort and the only low-barrier shelter in Charlottesville.

PACEM helps people who don’t meet the criteria of other shelters. This year, PACEM also plans to extend its season two extra weeks and the director says they couldn’t do that without the help of groups like Fire.

“It’s at least two percent of our income every year,” said PACEM Executive Director, Dawn Grzegorczyk. “It’s unbelievably generous for a single group of individuals to do this for us every year, and it means a great deal for the members of this community who really have no where to go.”

The director also said that PACEM was able to raise more than $3,000 from the concert.