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Concert for Haiti relief in Savannah
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SAVANNAH — Fisheyed Fools, a four-man contemporary Christian band, will perform a free benefit concert to support  the upcoming  Horizon International Medical Missions relief effort in Haiti. The concert is at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at The Sycamore Church, 1914 E. 52nd St., Savannah. There will be no admission charge, but donations are welcome.
Band members Jeff Davis, Mike Drabeck, Chuck Frost and Gary Strickland will donate all proceeds to Horizon International Medical Missions, a nonprofit dedicated to providing free medical services to needy regions internationally. HIMM is heading to Haiti in late February with a team of 20 medical professionals and volunteers from the Savannah area with the support of a number of local business partners including WJCL /FOX 28, Savannah Country Day School, the city of Tybee Island and Johnson and Windsor Forest high schools. The partners are collecting life-saving medical supplies, blankets, clothes, batteries, cleaning supplies and materials for the people of Haiti.
HIMM was founded by Dr. Kennedy Okere, a native Nigerian and 10-year physician with offices in Rincon and Savannah. Okere has led several medical missions to Nigeria. The Haiti trip is set to leave Savannah on Feb. 28.
“As soon as I learned that Kennedy was planning a mission to Haiti, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of,” said trumpet, keyboard and vocalist Strickland, who is organizing the concert. He traveled with HIMM last spring on a medical mission and will be a part of the team to Haiti. “We’re hopeful that we can raise enough money to defray some of the travel and food costs of the medical team. Because it is so devastated, we will have to bring in everything we will need in addition to the supplies we’re bringing.”
For information about HIMM, go to To make a donation, visit any of the partner businesses or go to For information about the concert, call (912) 631-0926 or e-mail
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