CSU Hosts Concert of Love for HaitiJanuary 23, 2010
By John Strubel, University Relations
On Wednesday, January 27 Charleston Southern University invites you to Concert of Love for Haiti at 7 p.m. in the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium. The show will include live performances by the Charleston Southern Elevate band, One Accord gospel choir, Cru band, and Rockit & the Boyz.
The concert is FREE to faculty, staff, students and the Lowcountry community. Charleston Southern will be collecting monetary donations for the Baptist Global Relief with all proceeds going directly to relief efforts in Haiti.
“We are called to love our neighbors as our service and devotion to Christ,” said Dr. Rick Brewer, vice president of student affairs and athletics. “The people of Haiti are our neighbors in a very real sense, and they need our help now. I’m confident the members of the CSU family will rise to the occasion and extend support while demonstrating love in action. Commitment to Faith Integration in Learning, Leading, and Serving produces a mind and heart shaped for sacrificial service and faithfulness.”
Commemorative Concert for Love t-shirts will be on sale in the Brewer Center Tuesday and at the concert. The shirts will feature a commemorative logo on the shirt sleeve. For a minimum $5 donation you can wear your heart on your sleeve. All proceeds will be donated to Baptist Global Relief.
“According to Jesus, the greatest commandments are to love God and our neighbors,” added Charleston Southern campus minister Clark Carter. “The people of Haiti are our neighbors, so we want to do our very best to let them know that someone truly cares. I believe that The Concert of Love for Haiti that we are hosting on January 27 will show this love in a very tangible way.”
Jacques Bazile and Stanley Honorat, both Charleston Southern students and Haitian natives, will speak between sets about their love for the people of Haiti.