Amy Grant to Host Benefit Concert for Metropolitan Ministries
TAMPA – Six-time Grammy award winner and contemporary Christian artist Amy Grant will host a special concert benefiting Metropolitan Ministries at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11, at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center’s Carol Morsani Hall.
This is a treat for Amy Grant fans as she will not be touring the United States until fall 2009. Proceeds from the concert will go towards providing ongoing counseling and support services to those enrolled in the Ministries’ transitional and affordable housing programs.
Tickets go on sale March 28 and can be purchased through the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center web site at www.tbpac.org. Prices are $35 (Gallery level), $50 (Balcony and Mezzanine level) and $75 (Orchestra level).
For over 36 years, Metropolitan Ministries has served the greater Tampa Bay community by inspiring and uplifting disadvantaged families through life-changing supportive programs. The Ministries serves as a sanctuary of refuge to 85 children and teens, 9 single women and 45 adults.
With the current housing crisis affecting all sectors of the population, the Ministries housing programs were developed out of the dire need for affordable housing in the Tampa Bay area. The current waiting list for Metropolitan Ministries’ housing programs is 2-3 months with 40 families waiting for a glimmer of hope.
The fastest growing segment of the homeless population nationally is families with children and Hillsborough County is home to nearly 10,000 homeless people--16% of them children. Many families are living in their cars or any shelter they can find. The Ministries and Amy Grant ask you to join them for an uplifting night and help “break the cycle” once and for all.
For more information about Metropolitan Ministries please visit www.metromin.org.
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