Schuchardt family benefit concert set for June 10
Husband, 3 children to receive donations.
by Kelsey Dunckel and Samantha Faulkner.
May 31, 2012
THE WOODLANDS, Texas –– Hands Across Texas and the Barnabas Society are hosting a benefit concert for the Schuchardt family June 10 after the recent slaying of Kala Marie Golden-Schuchardt off Sawdust Road.
The groups will have barbecue, music, live and silent auctions and children’s activities from noon to 9 p.m., June 10 at Papa’s Ice House.
Kala Marie Golden-Schuchardt was shot and killed outside of her pediatrician’s office April 17 while taking her 3-day-old son to the doctor. Her son, Keegan, was kidnapped but was later found by officials and returned to safety. Kala left behind three children and a husband who will benefit from the donations.
“We all do this from the bottom of our hearts to take all bad and negative things that happen and turn the community out to help,” said Scott Thompson, founder of Hands Across Texas. “It’s good to see the community’s effort and support.”
Thompson and other members of Hands Across Texas helped create the nonprofit last year during the devastating wildfires. The group is dedicated to helping the community and fellow Texans with unforeseen life changes.
“[The shooting] happened right across the street from me, and the more I watched, I couldn’t imagine not having my mother,” Thompson said. “We started right away and took care of the funeral service.”
The society, another nonprofit involved in the benefit concert, was founded in 2006 to help needy families. At first, members helped anonymously donate to neighbors in need, but it now holds events such as the Schuchardt concert.
“It’s our model and our mission as TBS to help out somebody who needs it,” said Ed Garza, executive director of the society. “We are proud to be a part of this event and help the kids.”
TBS has previously hosted events at Papa’s Ice House; the location is “ideal,” Garza said, because the bar has room for children’s activities for children. “Papa’s has been very generous to host this event for us,” he said.
The event will have about 300 bands and musicians coming to perform such as Buck Yeager Band, Placid Blue, Sundance Head, and DunVille. The auctions will feature sports memorabilia including a University of Texas Longhorns helmet, a jersey from Earl Campbell and signed footballs from the Houston Texans.
“We have tons of high cash items to have on auction,” says Thompson. “Our goal is to reach $60,000.”
The group already has $10,000 in donations for the family.
To volunteer for the event residents can contact Thompson or Garza at 281-229-3571 and 713-657-0241 respectively. Papa's Ice House is located at 314 Pruitt Road.
If residents are unable to go to the event, donations can be made online on the event’s Facebook or at https://www.wepay.com/donations/199454.