Benefit Concert for Wylie St. stabbing victims

Posted: 4:48 AM, Jul 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-26 12:06:39-04

The Boise community has continue to show support for the survivors and the families of the victims of that mass stabbing attack at the Wylie Street apartments last month. 

After somone stole money intended for the victims from Boise Crossfit, the gym's subsequent "Max-Giving" campaign has raised more than 11 thousand dollars. 

Local artists are now preparing for the Love, Boise concert that will benefit the victims of that stabbing. A three year old girl died and eight others were injured on June 30th. 

It's something everyone does everyday, listen to music and it has the power to create motion, to communicate messages," says Steve Fulton a musician performing for the event. 

The message they're trying to communicate is that Boise cares. 

"I was really shocked and then kind of angry and then knew I wanted to do something," says Lindsey Hunt, another musician for the benefit.

After the death of Ruya Kadir in that stabbing, the Boise Rock School wanted to help out in the only way they knew how. Partnering with Treefort Music Fest, they put together a benefit concert where all proceeds will go to the International Rescue Committee, which has also been fundraising for the victims. Boise Rock School says it was flooded with support from local bands, like Fulton and Hunt Music, as well as donations for the silent auction. 

"We support them, we welcome them, and we have compassion for what they went through," says Ryan Peck, the managing director for the Boise Rock School.

Above all, the Boise Rock School and these artists want people to keep fundraising and supporting the survivors.