David Wimbish and the Collection, an indie/folk band from Greensboro, North Carolina, will perform in concert at Southern Wesleyan University, March 9 at 8 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will go toward construction of a children’s village in Haiti, which will allow the children to live in smaller, family-oriented groups with a house parent.
The benefit concert for Okipe, a children’s home in Haiti, will be held in Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central, South Carolina. Southern Wesleyan’s Student Government Association will host the concert. Admission is a $5 donation at the door.
Performances from Southern Wesleyan students Carissa McKinney and Eric Moxley, along with Palmer Dill, a Southern Wesleyan religion graduate, will begin the night.
After a major earthquake devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, approximately 15 percent of children were left orphaned or abandoned. Located in La Gonave, Haiti, Okipe started with 20 children, and has grown to 75–all housed in one building, according to Stephanie Sestito, a SWU student and event organizer.
For details, visit the event page on Facebook by entering “The Collection at SWU” in the search box.