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Nashville Music Artists to Hold Hurricane Katrina Benefit

From our Family to Their Family: a Family Concert


Jump 5

Jump 5

Photo Courtesy of EMI
Updated September 21, 2005
"From our Family to Their Family: a Family Concert" will be held Friday September 23rd, 2005 at Ecclesia, located in Building 8 of the Factory in Franklin, TN.  The show will run form 6:30 - 9:30pm, with doors open at 6:00pm, and will feature Nashville recording artists Jump 5 (Sparrow), Rachael Lampa (Word Entertainment), Everlife (SHELTERecords) and Joanna Martino (IndieHeaven).  

Target and Wal Mart gift cards will be the price of admission.  $10 cards for individuals and $30 for families are the suggested minimum to attend the concert.  All gift cards will be distributed to hurting and displaced victims through Graceworks.

"The three of us are so excited to be a part of the hurricane benefit concert," said Sarah from Everlife.  "We had played a show in New Orleans a few weeks before the hurricane hit, so we had all of the faces in the crowd flood through our minds.  Wondering whether they were OK, if they had gotten out of there in time.   We wanted to be able to do something, anything, to help out the ones there that had lost everything.  We had been praying about what to do when the opportunity to play this benefit came up and we immediately said "Yes!"  It's going to be a great night filled with amazing music and testimonies and we're blessed to be a part of it!"

Keith Mohr from Indie Heaven, one of the organizers of the event, explains "I'm a weather freak, and I knew a week before Katrina hit that the Gulf Coast was in big trouble.  I immediately started thinking of a way I could help those who would surely be impacted.  When I was approached about doing a benefit concert, I was ready to jump in and help in any way I could.  What an excellent way to demonstrate the love of Christ through the vehicle of music.  My hope is that we can give hope back to those devastated by the hurricane."

"This is a way that our families can touch and impact the lives of the families across the miles," continues Sue Russ from Inner Vizion, promoter of the event.

Nashville-based Graceworks is gathering clothing, towels, personal items, etc., to distribute to victims.  Graceworks is working closely with Clearview Baptist Church and the Red Cross to bring aide to victims who have been relocated to Nashville and throughout the region.

For more information about the event, please contact Sue Ross - sue@everlifeonline.com, Keith Mohr - info@keithmohr.com or Lori Lenz - lori@biscuitpr.com.

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