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Gospel concert to help burn victims, firefighters
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Faith on Fire

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 29

Where: Blackshear Place Baptist Church, 3428 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

How much: Free

More info: bpbc.com

Faith and fire meet gospel singing at a benefit concert for those who have been the victims of burn accidents.

Blackshear Place Baptist Church and the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation are teaming up to present a night of songs and stories at the free gospel concert Faith on Fire, with performances by Southern gospel groups The Talleys, CS&K and The LeFevre Quartet.

The concert begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Blackshear Place Baptist Church.

Burn survivors, family members and firefighters who have directly benefitted from the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation will also be giving their testimonies of faith.

Hall County Fire Services will be on hand with information on fire safety, and the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation will be available for those interested in learning more about the organization.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to a love offering during the program. Proceeds received will benefit many aspects offered by the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, including fire and burn prevention education and Camp Oo-U-La, Georgia’s only camp for children who have been injured by burn incidents.

Lori Mabry, Special Events Coordinator for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, says attendees can expect a night full of great music, fellowship, inspiration and celebration of life.

“Our goal is to encourage others to rise up and be faithful not only during times of devastation but every day. We hope that people will leave with a renewed spirit and appreciation for life,” says Mabry.

Event organizers also hope that the name Faith on Fire strikes a chord with those who come to the event.

“This event will not only celebrate the triumph of the human spirit which enables people to overcome the devastation of burn injury and the trauma of fire’s impact and aftermath, but also serves to recognize the heroic efforts of the men and women committed to the fire service,” said Mabry.

The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonpofit organization that has been serving Georgia for 30 years. The Foundation’s mission is to partner with fire services and the burn care community to make others aware of fire safety, provide prevention education, support medical facilities and aid burn survivors during their recovery.