Pella Chronicle

February 5, 2014

Jason Brown to perform at Habitat for Humanity of Marion County’s Dessert Concert


The Chronicle

Pella — Country music recording artist and Marion County native Jason Brown will perform at Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc.’s  (HFHMCI) annual Home Sweet Home Dessert Concert on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Pella Opera House.

“Habitat for Humanity provides valuable resources for a person to better themselves and their situation,” said Brown. “I’m honored to have been asked to be part of this year’s event.”

The 4th annual Home Sweet Home event is co-sponsored by State Farm agent Kevin Van Wyk and Marion County Bank and will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour and silent auction. Guests will be treated to light hors d’ouerves and desserts throughout the evening while bidding on silent and live auction items donated by many Marion County and Iowa organizations. The evening will conclude with a performance by Jason Brown.

“The dessert concert is our primary fundraising event of the year,” said HFHMCI Executive Director Lisa Crabbs. “We invite the residents of Marion County to our event and appreciate their continued support of our mission to build homes, communities and hope.”

The money raised at this event will help Habitat for Humanity of Marion County build homes for our partner families in Pella, Knoxville and Pleasantville during 2014. Tickets may be purchased for $15 in advance by contacting the Pella Opera House at 641-628-8625 or Habitat for Humanity of Marion County at 641-828-8844.

For additional event details, please visit hfhmci.org or like us at www.facebook.com/hfhmci.

About Jason Brown: Country music recording artist, Jason Brown, has performed for hundreds of thousands of music fans from across the Midwest to Corpus Christi, Texas. It is because of their continuing support, his dedication to the fans, and his loyalty and love for the music industry that Jason Brown has charted five songs consistently on the Billboard and MediaBase Country Charts. Brown has performed with country's leading and rising artists including: Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Gary Alan, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Easton Corbin, and Little Big Town, to name a few.

About HFHMCI: Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate, and repair more than 800,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 4 million people worldwide. Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. is an Iowa affiliate that was started in 1997. Since then, Habitat has assisted more than 45 families in Marion County either through new home construction, housing rehabilitation, or critical housing repairs.

In addition to the families assisted in Iowa, the Marion County affiliate tithes 10 percent of its unrestricted donations to Habitat for Humanity Guatemala. Currently, Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. has tithed more than $125,000 to Habitat Guatemala and assisted more than 37 Guatemalan families.