Tragedy and Triumph, What it takes to say Help. Sorry. Love.
Free live music event scheduled for Saturday, November 7th that hopes to bring our communities together to inspire and help. Location: Wheatland Salem Church, 1852 95th St. Naperville, IL Live Musical Performances By: Jon Conover, Marco Saporito, Catie Parker, Pat Moynihan, Ted Morris and Nate Bradac
After the tragic loss of a close family member, local singer/songwriter, Jon Conover, along with his friends and family, has decided to take action and address some of the most pressing issues facing our communities. Things like suicide, drug/alcohol abuse, food addiction, eating disorders, abuse etc. are not popular topics to bring up in what we call “normal social settings”, and the more these topics are avoided the worse they tend to get. The founders of Help.Sorry.Love NFP believe that there needs to be a place were these subjects can be discussed in an atmosphere that is safe and non-judgmental, and more information and resources are needed for people struggling to get help. “Everyone’s lives are affected by these issues, either directly or indirectly, and if we are going to make a difference then we have to face them head on and refuse to hide from the truth,” says Conover.
The name Help.Sorry.Love (HSL) comes from the idea that oftentimes the hardest things to say are the very things that can save a life, “I need help”, “I am sorry”, and “I love you”. Good communication is at the very core of a healthy lifestyle, and learning to ask for help, to admit when we are wrong and to express our affection for others in a wholesome way seem to be fleeting concepts in our culture. Help.Sorry.Love plans to bring these topics to the forefront and to provide the information people can use to improve their relationships with open communication.
HSL was started in early 2015 shortly after Jon’s uncle died from suicide after struggling with a drug addiction for more than fifteen years. With the help of family members, friends and members of Church of the Good Shepherd in Oswego, IL, the Non-For-Profit, Help.Sorry.Love was created to unite people through music and personal testimony, and to provide information, education, training opportunities, resources and live music events that bring it all together in one place.
HSL’s first event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7th, from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Wheatland Salem Church in Naperville, IL, located at 1852 95th St., Naperville, IL, 60564. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. The event will include live performances from Jon Conover, Catie Parker, Marco Saporito, Pat Moynihan, Ted Morris and Nate Bradac. Guest speakers will be featured and discussion topics will include: How Music Can Change a Life, Dealing with Loss, How Travel Can Heal the Soul, The Importance of Health and Nutrition, The Active Lifestyle and Exercise, The Truth About the Road to Addiction and Getting Involved in Your Community. This is a family friendly event but adult content will be discussed involving addiction and abuse. Some of the topics may not be appropriate for younger children, but young adults are welcome. They will hear the truth and will learn consequences, both good and bad, of the decisions we often have to make in life. They will also be given the chance to acquire the tools necessary to make healthy choices that will affect their lives in positive ways. This is a free event but please rsvp to email@example.com with your name and number of attendees so we can prepare accordingly.
This is just the first of many events for HSL and they are working towards providing music education and musical instruments, job training, mentorships, scholarships, and more to the people of our communities. You can find out more about HSL at www.helpsorrylove.org. You can also support the Non-For-Profit 501(c)(3) with your 100% tax-deductible contribution, which will go towards providing free community events and all the resources mentioned above.
Representatives from Oswego Wellness, Busch & Lawm Clinical Services and other counseling groups will be in attendance to provide information about their services and how they can help.
“Sharing Our Burdens” (a Help, Sorry, Love NFP Event)
Come enjoy live music and personal testimonies from people in our community that are passionate to help, encourage and inspire our young adults. Learn what resources families have available, apply for access to music lessons and education, get the tools you need to make a change and talk to people that understand what you are going through. Everyone is welcome! If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, hopelessness, and/or loneliness, now is the time to share the burden and ask for help. Enjoy inspirational live music and sincere personal testimonies in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Saturday, Nov. 7th, 6:00pm-9:00pm, doors open at 5:30pm
Brought to you Help, Sorry, Love NFP, United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, Oswego IL & United Methodist Wheatland Salem Church
- Wheatland Salem Church, 1852 95th St., Naperville, IL 60564
Live Musical Performances By:
- Jon Conover, Marco Saporito, Catie Parker, Pat Moynihan, Ted Morris and Nate Bradac
Information and Assistance Available from Representatives of: Oswego Wellness and Busch & Lawm Clinical Services
Speakers: Jon Conover, Martha Conover, Christine Conover, Carrie Werner, Catie Parker, Stever Werrline Jr., Lorraine Beasley and Pastor Phil Sheets.
More information at: www.helpsorrylove.org