Benefit Concert for Mission of Hope

Huntington University has as partnership with Star 88.3. a contemporary Christian radio station in Fort Wayne, Ind.

On Sunday night, January 17, Star 88.3 hosted a benefit concert for Haiti at Pathway Community Church in Fort Wayne. About 250 people attended. Money raised went to Mission of Hope, a Haitian charity run by HU graduates Brad and Vanessa Johnson.

An article about the event in the online Journal-Gazette gave this information:

  • All 80 orphans in the charity’s care were alive.
  • Mission of Hope’s emergency food stores provided 100,000 meals to Haitians on Saturday, January 16.
  • Mission of Hope is being used as a makeshift hospital for the United Nations and US authorities.
  • More trucks were needed to transport supplies.
  • At least two Mission of Hope teachers were killed in the earthquake.

NBC Nightly News ran a segment on Mission of Hope on January 19.

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