The announcement was made this morning by Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. Life Care jointly sponsored the concert with Lee University.
The donation makes a grand total of about $290,000 for the disaster relief agencies helping victims of the five tornadoes that left devastation in their wake April 27.
Raised Thursday evening were $29,245 in sales of tickets and advertisements in the concert program booklet and another $10,000 collected in an offering during the event.
The concert, featuring Mark Lowry, the Voices of Lee and the “Sister Act” from the Life Care Choir, drew a sold-out audience, and people were standing along the back walls during the event.
“The associates of Life Care and Garden Plaza were very impressed with the amazing response of people who began lining up at 4:45 p.m. to attend the concert, and to their energy and enthusiasm for the program as it unfolded,” Hunter said. “Our associates wanted to do even more to assist the people who have been so impacted by the storms. This gift comes from people with caring hearts, who daily demonstrate it in service to our residents, and it is an effort to reach out to our fellow citizens hurt by these disasters.”
Hunter said The Life Care Sisters, the Voices of Lee and Lowry, a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, songwriter, singer and comedian, “Did a remarkable job of entertaining and inspiring the audience. It was a delightful evening that I believe everyone in attendance enjoyed. We are very grateful to the response of our citizens through both their attendance and their generous financial giving.”