Description of event: This will be a community festival fundraiser, involving American Idol's Trevor Douglas, The Marty Ford Experience, Youth Pastor/Speaker/MC Jarrod Bevan, Colt Harrington, and Transitions School of Dance. The goal of the event is to raise and donate all money to the list of following charities (see organizations benefiting). ALL money will be donated to this list of charities. We want everyone to feel welcome and hope to draw in around 250-500 people. We know that this is a large number goal, but in trusting God, we know this is going to be an amazing event!
Performers: American Idol 2015, Top 24 performer from Fort Worth Texas, Trevor Douglas, The Marty Ford Experience, Jarrod Bevan (Lighthouse Baptist Church Youth Pastor), Colt Harrington (Church youth and music head), Transitions School of Dance
*Disclaimer: Not responsible for accidents*
Compassion International, Ross County Humane Society, Foothold International, Habitat For Humanity, Homeless Shelters/Food Banks, Make-A-Wish-Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, How To Save A Life, Light In The Darkness, Shot@Life, and WWF
Compassion International (Sponsor a Child) - Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.
Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training.
Today, Compassion helps more than 1.5 million children in 26 countries.
Ross County Humane Society- The Ross County Humane Society is nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers from the community who are dedicated to animal welfare. We are committed to the general welfare, shelter and placement of animals, prevention of animal cruelty and overpopulation, and education concerning humane treatment of all living creatures. The Society is not controlled or funded by any local, state, or national organization. Founded in 1912, we have been here when you needed us…the Ross County Humane Society is an independent organization supported by members, contributors, and bequests. Your tax-deductible donation will help us save more animals and do more for people! Adoption fees currently include yearly dog license/tags, microchipping, initial vaccinations, and a spay/neuter voucher.
Foothold International- Brad and Cherie Catron founded Foothold International in 2011, but their story leading them to the red streets of Kenya began in 2004. Both Brad & Cherie were involved with international ministries when they met. Brad had been working part-time for a mission’s organization leading short-term mission trips to Toronto, Tanzania, Kenya and Ukraine while Cherie was just beginning to venture overseas. Her first mission trip was to China, but her lifelong dream was to work in Africa. Three months after they married in 2005, they went on their first international mission trip together to Ukraine, but it wasn’t until a year later that they had the opportunity together to lead a team of North Americans to Kenya. Since their first trip to Kenya together in 2006, Brad & Cherie knew they were called to work in sub-Saharan Africa. Brad & Cherie Catron have been working in Kenya and surrounding eastern African countries since 2004. They began travelling to Kenya working with indigenous people groups, leading short-term church-planting teams designed to assist local churches to increase their impact on their communities. Over time, as they began listening to the voices of the local people and evaluating the effectiveness of their work, they began to see the need to change their focus to increase cultural relevancy and foster sustainability.
Make A Wish Foundation- Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
Wounded Warrior Project- Wounded Warrior Project is a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11, 2001. It operates as a nonprofit 501C organization.
How To Save a Life Foundation- How to Save a Life's goal is provide assistance to those suffering from addictive disorders receive the help they want and need. How to Save a Life is giving the chance of life that Karl D. Hottenstein did not have.
Light in the Darkness Ministry- Light in Darkness Ministry is dedicated to the task of helping women who are in trouble. Most of our teams focus on friendship evangelism in strip clubs and are reaching out to the ladies trapped in the sex industry. We seek to assist them in beginning new lives. We also have some team members who focus on women who are incarcerated, and some give counseling and assistance to women with unplanned pregnancies. We are mostly a ministry carried out by women, for women. However, we welcome men to be on our prayer team.
Shot @ Life- Shot@Life is a movement created to protect children worldwide, by providing life-saving vaccines, where they are needed.
World Wildlife Fund- The World Wide Fund for Nature is an international non-governmental organization founded on April 29, 1961, and is working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States. It is the world's largest conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects. WWF is a foundation, in 2010 deriving 57% of funding from individuals and bequests, 17% from government sources and 11% from corporations.
Men/Women/Children Homeless Shelters