Benefit concert set for Aug. 27 to help local tornado victims
by Nicole Smith
Aug 20, 2011 | 2143 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Walker County Tornado Relief Benefit Concert, sponsored by Rising Star Baptist Church in Dora, will be held Aug. 27 at 6 p.m.

The concert will take place at the Bevill State Community College - Sumiton campus auditorium. Bevill State donated its facility for the event.

Monetary donations will be accepted at the event, with all donated funds going to Mission of Hope, a community donation center in Dora.

“They provide food and clothing for these people in need,” concert coordinator Tiffany Escott said.

Escott, who is a member of Rising Star Baptist Church, said she worked to have a tornado relief benefit concert in Walker County because she saw where other counties were having similar events, in which donations were being accepted to help tornado victims.

There are many performers who will be participating in the benefit concert, including singers, dancers and comedians.

Elizabeth Guffin and Latonya Nash are among multiple singers that will perform on the 27. There will also be praise dance teams, gospel groups and special appearances by Daphne Smith, former Miss Dora High and Miss Walker County, and Caitlin Guffin, Miss Walker County 2010, Escott said.

“We have been blessed with a lot of people,” Escott said.

Some of the funds raised during the benefit concert will help one family of 9, from Walker County, that lost their home on April 27.