SAVANNAH — fisheyed fools, a four-man contemporary Christian band, will perform a free benefit concert to support the upcoming Horizon International Medical Missions relief effort in Haiti. The concert will be Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at The Sycamore Church, 1914 E. 52nd Street in Savannah.
There will be no admission charge, but donations are strongly encouraged.
Band members Jeff Davis, Mike Drabeck, Chuck Frost and Gary Strickland will donate all proceeds to Horizon International Medical Missions (HIMM), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free medical services to needy regions internationally. HIMM is heading to Haiti in late February with a planned team of 20 medical professionals and volunteers from the Savannah area with the support of a number of local business partners. The partners are collecting life saving medical supplies, blankets, clothes, batteries, cleaning supplies and materials for the people of Haiti.
HIMM was founded by Dr. Kennedy Okere, a native Nigerian and 10-year physician affiliate of Memorial Health with offices in Rincon and Savannah. Dr. Okere, an expert in Third World emergency medical protocol, has led a number of successful medical missions to Nigeria.
The Haiti Mission trip is set to leave Savannah on Feb. 28, barring unforeseen circumstances.
“As soon as I learned that Kennedy was planning a mission to Haiti, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of,” said trumpet, keyboard and vocalist Strickland, who is organizing the concert.
He traveled with HIMM last spring on a medical mission and will be a part of the mission team to Haiti.
“We’re hopeful that we can raise enough money to defray some of the travel and food costs of the medical team. Because it is so devastated, we will have to bring in everything we will need, in addition to the supplies we’re bringing.”
For information about HIMM, visit www.himm.org; to make a donation, visit any of the partner businesses or go online to www.himm.org; for information about the concert, call (912) 631-0926 or email email@example.com.
— Rick Lott