Newburgh United to host Helping Cope For Hope benefit Friday

Adam Prudhomme
Beaver Staff

Music lovers will have the chance to hear some tunes and help build a home for a family in Uganda tomorrow night at the Newburgh United Church, all with just the purchase of a ticket.

Admission for the fundraising concert, titled “A New Home, A New Hope” is $20 at the door. Proceeds from the event will go to Helping Cope Through Hope, which will use the money to build a brick home for a family in Uganda.

The family has purchased the land they need, now it’s just a matter of raising money to build a home so they can move from the tiny one-room apartment they currently rent.

Among those taking the stage will be Barry Lovegrove and Smile, Ava and Cliff, Steve Medd, Joe Ramsay and Ralph VanKoughnet.

“All performers are volunteers,” said Lovegrove, who is also organizing the event. “Anything made will go right to (Tom and Cheryl) Martin (of Helping Cope Through Hope).”

Despite the church venue, Lovegrove says the songs won’t be Gospel, instead designed to appeal to a wide variety of music lovers.

“We’re trying to make it a fun evening, and light hearted,” said Lovegrove.

The music begins at 7 p.m. The church is located at 339 Academy St. in Newburgh.

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