Amplify music festival raises $40k for charity

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 4, 2017

Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/amplifymycommunity/

The organizers of the Amplify Decatur Music Festival say the April event raised $40,000 for Decatur Cooperative Ministry, an organization that helps the homeless.

“Amplify Decatur has raised and donated more than $150,000 to DCM since 2011,” the event organizers said in a press release. “This year’s $40,000 gift is the most an Amplify concert series has generated to date.”

Thousands of people attended a concert on the Decatur Square April 22. The headliner was Lucinda Williams.

There were also shows at Eddie’s Attic as part of the event.

“The mission of Decatur Cooperative Ministry is to help families facing homelessness settle into safe, stable homes and build healthy lives filled with peace, hope, and opportunity,” the press release says. “A member of the City of Decatur community for more than 45 years, DCM provides families in crisis with 90-days of emergency shelter for women and children, six months of transitional housing for homeless families, permanent supportive housing for homeless families with disabilities, financial assistance for families facing eviction/utility disconnection and emergency assistance for low-income veteran households. More information is available at DecaturCooperativeMinistry.org.”

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