Ringgold, GA (June 17, 2014) Friends of the Old Path Quartet announced the kick-off to a fundraising effort in light of the recent loss of the Old Paths’ trailer and contents. Early in the morning on May 30th as the group was planning to travel to Memphis to sing, they discovered their trailer, product, sound equipment, wardrobe and more had been stolen from what should have been a secure, locked area. “What a shock it was to pull up and see everything we had just taken away from us,” Jeremy Peace, tenor of the Old Paths stated. To make matters worse, the insurance company admitted they made mistakes with the paper work, leaving the Old Paths unprotected.
The theft came at a time when the Old Paths were making a huge impact with their ministry and soaring with a string of hit songs. The quartet has celebrated four recent top 40’s, several top 10’s and 3 number 1’s, including the recent number 1 hit, “Long Live The King.” Because many friends and family reached out wanting to help the Old Paths get back on their feet, a fund-raising campaign was launched through YouCaring.com. “I have been personally touched by the Old Path’s Ministry, so my heart went out to them when I heard the news,” stated Rhonda Frye, organizer of the campaign. “I thought launching an online fundraiser would be a clever way to ‘pass the offering plate.’ Making a donation through YouCaring.com is convenient, easy and safe. I would love to see our industry rally around these guys with support.”
“We weren’t sure what direction to take as this was something we had never dealt with, but the Lord has put people in our path to help guide and direct us in making the right decisions through all of this,” Peace explained. “He has also sent others our way to begin a restoration in doing something we couldn’t just make happen on our own. It’s through His people that we are being lifted up. Romans 10:15 says, ‘And how shall they preach, except they be sent?’ We are so grateful to those who are sending us forward with the Gospel that Jesus saves!”
Thanks to the local Sheriff’s department, a few arrests have been made, some items have been recovered, but damaged. To help with the expenses, friends of the Old Paths made a goal to raise $20,000 over the next few weeks. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made at http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/the-old-paths-theft-recovery-fundraiser/190809.
For more information about the Old Paths Quartet, visit: http://theoldpathsonline.com/home.html.