For Immediate Release
Contact: Rev. Ronald E. Braxton or Anthony Hawkins
Phone : 202-331-1426
Metropolitan A.M.E. Church will host “Haiti in Our Hearts: A Community Fundraiser for Haiti,” on Wednesday, January 20 at its historic sanctuary located at 1518 M St. NW. The event, free and open to the public, will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a program at 7 p.m. featuring music, prayer and testimony from local Haitian-Americans affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
The event will also include a display and silent auction of Haitian art, courtesy of Fritz Racine and International Visions Gallery. Metropolitan, known as “The Cathedral of African Methodism,” is shrouded in the unique history of the A.M.E. denomination, founded by Richard Allen in 1787. It has not only been a major center of worship, but also an institution at the forefront of the civic, cultural and intellectual life of African Americans and black persons around the world.
Proceeds will directly benefit the people of Haiti through the A.M.E. Department of Global Witness and Ministries (in Partnership with Church World Service) and African Methodist Episcopal Church Service and Development Agency (AME-SADA). In partnership with Church World Service, the A.M.E. Department of Global Witness and Ministries works to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. AME-SADA established a network of rural and urban clinics in Port au Prince and the regions of Arcahaie and Cabaret in Haiti. The organization is currently assessing the dire situation in Haiti following the earthquake and will work with a coalition of agencies to bring relief to the people of Haiti through humanitarian assistance and its clinics and micro credit operations.
Monetary donations will be accepted at the church beginning at 6 p.m. Free parking is available. Members of the public can contact the church office at 202-331-1426 or email@example.com.
Media who want to cover this even may register with the church office at 202-331-1426.
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