Concert will benefit Congolese refugee family

By on September 7, 2016
(Left to right) Artist Velma Magill, and residents Glenn S. Good and Mary Zehr pose with items they created to be auctioned off at Landis Homes on Sept. 10.

(Left to right) Artist Velma Magill, and residents Glenn S. Good and Mary Zehr pose with items they
created to be auctioned off at Landis Homes on Sept. 10.

 

On Sunday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m., Akron Mennonite Church, 1311 Diamond St., Akron, will host a concert to benefit a family of Congolese refugees.

The family, a father and his four children, ages 13 to 20, arrived in Akron in January, after 17 years in a Ugandan refugee camp. Church World Services assisted their arrival and initial support. A team of volunteers from Pilgrims Mennonite Church, Akron Mennonite Church and others in the greater Akron area are helping the family transition to self-sufficiency as an integral part of our community. A free-will offering will benefit the effort.

The concert will feature Sopa Sol and Dave Lefever. The Congolese family will also perform. An ice cream social follows.

If unable to attend, but wishing to donate, make checks payable to Akron Mennonite Church (marked “refugee family”) 1311 Diamond St., Akron, PA 17501.

To learn more, call 859-1488.

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