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Third Annual “Queen City Hope” Concert To Benefit Charlotte Rescue Mission

Uptown Charlotte event on Oct. 4 includes free music, hands-on service project

For the third straight year, local musicians and volunteers will descend on the corner of Trade and Tryon streets to raise awareness and support for those who need a helping hand in the community. The Queen City Hope benefit concert will take place on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m., with this year’s beneficiary Charlotte Rescue Mission providing a hands-on service project on-site at the event.

“We are excited about partnering with Charlotte Rescue Mission, an organization that is doing so much to serve the homeless in our community,” said David Arrington, Queen City Hope founder and event organizer. “We hope by holding this event, people will become more connected to the needs in our community and become an active participant in helping to meet them.”

The free concert will include performances from recording artists Dae-Lee, Gabriel Bello, KC & Julie, Mike Shelton and Royal – all artists who call Charlotte “home.”

Admission to the concert is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring items for the evening’s service project – assembling “outreach kits.”  These kits contain items like bottled water, snacks, toothpaste, a toothbrush, deodorant, a wash cloth, soap, a comb and a note of encouragement. These kits are used as a tangible tool for people to use to make a difference in the life of our homeless neighbors, either proactively or when approached. After assembly, attendees will be free to keep a couple outreach kits for their own use, while the rest will be distributed through Charlotte Rescue Mission’s volunteer channels.

“We want the homeless men and women in our community to know that we – not just Charlotte Rescue Mission, but we as Charlotteans – are here for them,” said Rev. Tony Marciano, executive director for Charlotte Rescue Mission. “We can’t wait to see the community come together for Queen City Hope – a time to not enjoy great music, but also to serve.”

About Charlotte Rescue Mission

Charlotte Rescue Mission provides a free 90-day Christian residential program for men and women who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and are predominantly homeless. For more information, visit www.charlotterescuemission.org or call 704-333-HOPE.