This Friday, Nov. 10, members of Akron’s faith community, along with the city of Akron and Summit County, and many others, will host a benefit concert for an elementary school in Port Arthur, Texas, that was devastated when Hurricane Harvey hit the greater Houston area.
The Greater Akron Loves-Disaster Fund has been setup by members of Akron’s faith community and other partners to help victims of disasters in the U.S. and its territories. The Concert for the Children of Port Arthur, Texas is the first of these efforts.
The school was completed flooded and its 650 students have been moved into and are attending other already over-crowded schools within the district. The city also suffered greatly, with more than half of their homes underwater.
The concert will take place 7 p.m., this Friday at the Akron Civic Theatre. The concert features an all Akron lineup: The Dan Wilson Band, Juke Hounds, Swizzle Sticks, Apogee, Exalting Him Choir, Hyre CLC Choir, Emmanuel Christian Academy Choir, Kenmore/Garfield Madrigals, vocalists Zach, Rev. Jimmie Rodgers and (the City’s own) Holly Reimer. Attendees also will be honored with a song (via video) from the children Staff Sgt. Lucian Adams Elementary School of Port Arthur.
Tickets are $15 and $20 (reserved seating) and are available at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office or online at https://www.akroncivic.com/site/page.php?id=422&eventid=2595.
Every dollar raised will go to supplies for the children and teachers so they have all they need to hit the ground running when their school is ready next year.