Country And Christian Artists Pitch In For Somebody Cares For The Southeast Disaster Relief Benefit Special
May 20, 2011 at 8:42 AM (PT)
Christian and Country music artists came together TUESDAY afternoon (5/17) to lend their voices to the SOMEBODY CARES FOR THE SOUTHEAST DISASTER RELIEF BENEFIT SPECIAL, hosted by GARY CHAPMAN. The two-hour special was created to raise funds for SOMEBODY CARES, a Christian organization that works hand in hand with the RED CROSS, FEMA, the SALVATION ARMY and others. SOMEBODY CARES currently has teams in ALABAMA, MISSISSIPPI, TENNESSEE and VIRGINIA assisting with everything from serving meals, removing debris and providing counseling.
Artists such as DANNY GOKEY, THE ROYS, MICHAEL ENGLISH, RAY STEVENS, RACHAEL LAMPA, KAREN PECK & NEW RIVER, MONTELL JORDAN and many others came out to support the cause.
“Today, I had the pleasure of interfacing with some who many would consider celebrity, yet who were willing to become part of something bigger than themselves to bring hope to those who have suffered so much in the recent tornado and flood stricken areas of our nation,” said DOUG STRINGER, Founder and President of SOMEBODY CARES AMERICA. “Their investment to participate in the SOMEBODY CARES FOR THE SOUTHEAST DISASTER RELIEF SPECIAL was filled with moments of authentic compassion filled with emotion and, at times, tears. The sacrifice of their time will help to bring attention and awareness to the ongoing needs, even when most of the media shifts to other news stories. It will help to leverage and empower organizations and churches in their communities to continue to be a tangible expression of Christ love.”
The benefit special will initially air on FAMILYNET on SUNDAY (5/22) at 7p (ET) and will continue to air repeatedly on FAMILYNET, AMERICAN LIFE NETWORK, and other Christian networks. Check www.familynet.com or www.comstarmedia.com for more information on those airings.
To donate any amount to this cause, simply text the word “icare” to 37284, or log onto www.somebodycares.org.