Sunday Edition Also Takes Hands-On Approach to Flood Relief
NASHVILLE, Tenn. â€“ Southern Gospel favorites the Men of Music and Sunday Edition took part in a special Nashville Flood Relief benefit concert last weekend. Both groups performed sets as part of the multi-artist event where many of the industryâ€™s brightest names also performed.
Men of Musicâ€™s Gregory Colburn said, â€œIt was an honor for Men of the Music to be a part of such a great event. We had a blast performing with so many other great artists. Everyone did a great job, and I know they raised a lot of money to help the flood victims.â€
Deon Unthank (of Sunday Edition) said, â€œIt was a real no-brainer to be a part of this event. We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus â€“ and if we are able to do that by giving up a Friday evening and donating our talents for the Lord, then weâ€™re happy to do it!â€
â€œThis flooding hit real close to home, and while our group was very fortunate and didnâ€™t see any damage, we do know people who did lose of a lot of their personal items,â€ mentioned Unthank.
In addition to the Men of Music and Sunday Edition, several of Southern Gospelâ€™s brightest names appeared at the special Flood Relief benefit concert this past Friday evening, May 14, 2010. The event was designed to help raise funds to aid in relief from the devastating floods that hit Nashville and other Middle Tennessee communities earlier this month.
Other artists that participated in the event included Palmetto State Quartet, Three Bridges, Freedom, Dianne Sherrill, The Sargents, Firm Foundation Quartet, Allen Frizzell, Angelina McKeithen, The Songfellows, Mystery Men Quartet, Jeremy Calloway, and Southern Salvation. Award-winning Country singer Naomi Judd served as the special guest emcee for the program as well.
Sunday Editionâ€™s Amy Marie Unthank and Chris Unthank also took a more hands-on approach to flood relief. The two joined a team that went into the hardest hit areas and helped clear out homes and clean for those who needed assistance.
â€œThe devastation was truly shocking,â€ mentioned Chris. â€œWe couldnâ€™t believe that we were standing in areas where the water would have been over our heads just the weekend before. These people are hurting and just need the love of Jesus. We hope that we showed them His face through our work.â€
Assistance is still needed throughout the Middle Tennessee area. To find out more information on how you can help in flood relief â€“ visit http://nashvillest.com/2010/05/03/so-nashville-is-flooded-how-can-i-help/ with all the latest info.