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Benefit held for homeless veterans
ACOM Donna Jackson
Recording artist and radio personality Donna Jackson sings during a benefit held for homeless veterans. - photo by Photo provided.
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J.R. Cochran & the Uplifting Voices perform during the Homeless Veterans Benefit Musical. - photo by Photo provided.

Dear editor:

The National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month 2018 brought the Hinesville/Liberty County community together through a various events and activities to assist our neighbors throughout Liberty County. 

One of these events took place on November 11, Veterans Day. 

Another Chance Outreach Ministries, Inc. (ACOM), a local nonprofit organization, sponsored Homeless Veterans Benefit Musical 2018. 

This event featured special guest and award winning saxophonist Mr. Bernard Rose, recording artist and radio personality Mrs. Donna Jackson, the Fort Stewart Gospel Service Choir, Liberty County gospel legend Mrs. Oretta Henderson, the House of Refuge Church Choir, Full Gospel Tabernacle Mass Choir and the House of Refuge Church Choir provided the opening selection to accentuate the atmosphere for worship and praise. 

The Homeless Veterans Benefit Musical was highlighted by J.R. Cochran & the Uplifting Voices, which was formed primarily for the event. 

These individuals from various churches throughout the community combined their talents, resources and musical abilities to sing with one voice under the musicianship of J.R. Cochran. 

They sacrificed their Saturday evenings for two months prior to this event in order to provide the musical foundation for the Homeless Veterans Benefit Musical 2018.

The main purpose for the evening was focused upon homeless veterans within Liberty County.

Ms. Jo Coleman of BuddyWatch, Inc., gave a presentation of how their nonprofit organization is presently collecting shoes and boots. Mother Brenda Taylor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle COGIC presented at least 30 brand new blankets to ACOM to provide a semblance of warmth for the homeless veterans who are living in the woods or in abandoned cars throughout Hinesville/Liberty County. 

The audience heard the true life stories of veterans (and families) living out of their cars, in the wood lines of East Liberty County or at risk of homelessness.

ACOM would like to thank every donor who contributed and those who participated and supported the Homeless Veterans Benefit Musical 2018. 

The ACOM Board of Directors stated, “We would especially like to thank Pastor Glenda and Elder Jimmy Bradley and the House of Refuge Church family for hosting the Homeless Veterans Benefit Musical 2018.” 

For more information contact 912-432-3712 or   

Irving White, ACOM CEO

Sheldon Arindell, ACOM Chairman

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