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Tom Waits Raises Nearly $90,000 with Charity Chapbook

Songwriter and singer Tom Waits has raised almost $90,000 to support homeless services through a special charity edition of a poetry chapbook.

Here’s more from Waits’ blog: “Thank you to all of you who purchased a copy of the Tom Waits ‘Seeds on Hard Ground’ chapbook. Your purchase contributed to the nearly $90,000 raised for the Redwood Empire Food Bank, Sonoma County’s Homeless Referral Services, and Family Support Center. These funds will help provide vital services for people in need during these difficult times.”

Waits (pictured) has promoted the chapbook through his official Twitter feed. The poems were inspired by portraits Michael O’Brien took of homeless men and women–the poems and images will be printed in the forthcoming Hard Ground book. The response was so strong that the singer released a second printing of the charity chapbook.

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