Benefit concert held for woman who lost home to fire - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Benefit concert held for woman who lost home to fire

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • "Don't Tread on Me" to appear on Alabama tags

    "Don't Tread on Me" to appear on Alabama tags

    At least 250 Alabama vehicles will soon be using license plates featuring the rattlesnake emblem and "Don't Tread on Me" warning popular with tea party groups.More >>
    At least 250 Alabama vehicles will soon be using license plates featuring the rattlesnake emblem and "Don't Tread on Me" warning popular with tea party groups.More >>
  • St. Luke School headmaster to retire

    St. Luke School headmaster to retire

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:59:10 GMT
    Mrs. Ann McDuffie, Headmaster of St. Luke School, has announced her decision to retire at the end of the current school year, in May 2015. McDuffie has worked in education for 41 years with eleven yearsMore >>
    Mrs. Ann McDuffie, Headmaster of St. Luke School, has announced her decision to retire at the end of the current school year, in May 2015. McDuffie has worked in education for 41 years with eleven yearsMore >>
  • Let’s Talk!... with the Mayor forum to be held Sept. 18

    Let’s Talk!... with the Mayor forum to be held Sept. 18

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:23:20 GMT
    The purpose of the forum is to provide a current status of the city, as well as provide an opportunity for citizens to come together and discuss their concerns.More >>
    The next "Let's Talk!...with the Mayor" will be held at the Comer Recreation Center located at 107 41st Street on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The purpose of the forum is to provide a current status of the city, as well as provide an opportunity for citizens to come together and discuss their concerns. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Miss Mary Parker used to be the lady in the community that family and neighbors could lean on in their time of need. Now the roles are reversed, and the community is going above and beyond to make sure she and her family are taken care of - starting with a benefit concert Friday night.

A blaze that took away all Parker's material possessions could not destroy her spirit or that of her family and friends.

Friday, the Parker family and the community gathered at Greater Mt. Canaan Baptist Church to thank God for the lives that escaped that fire unharmed and to help the Parkers start rebuilding.

"We ought to come together as a community. When one is in trouble, then everybody ought to feel like they're in trouble. Am I my brother's keeper? Yes, I'm my brother's keeper," said Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle.

While music filled the sanctuary, blessings were rolling in right next store in the church's multipurpose room. People donated clothes, food, even brand-new bicycles.

"The outpouring of love from this community, from this city has just been unbelievable. The family is very grateful, and I'm just glad I'm a part to witness what God is doing in this community," said Rev. Levi Wright, pastor of Greater Mt. Canaan Baptist Church.

A lady and her 23 family members who could have given up hope after the fire, relied on their faith and friends instead.

"Also there's Christmastime coming up," said Rev. Wright. "The children need Christmas toys, Christmas gifts. We thank you for what you've done thus far, but we're also asking those that can and can afford to and if God touch your heart...help make these children Christmas a blessing."

An account has been set up at Chase Bank in Rev. Wrights's name because the victims lost their identification. The account number is 2919072350.

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • When disciplining a child goes too far

    When disciplining a child goes too far

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:57:00 GMT
    Pending child abuse charges against star Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson has brought spanking back under public scrutiny after photos of his bruised child surfaced. News Leader 9's Brittany
    More >>
    Pending child abuse charges against star Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson has brought spanking back under public scrutiny after photos of his bruised child surfaced. News Leader 9's Brittany Dionne spoke with local experts to find out when spanking becomes abuse. More >>
  • Columbus Police searching for motor vehicle theft suspects

    Columbus Police searching for motor vehicle theft suspects

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:53:57 GMT
    Columbus Police are requesting the public's assistance identifying three suspects responsible for two unrelated motor vehicle thefts.More >>
    Columbus Police are requesting the public's assistance identifying three suspects responsible for two unrelated motor vehicle thefts.More >>
  • CPD searching for robbery suspect

    CPD searching for robbery suspect

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:17:08 GMT
    Columbus police need your help identifying suspects involved in a robbery. The attached pictures were taken from surveillance footage from the M&N package store on Cusseta Road.       More >>
    Columbus police need your help identifying suspects involved in a robbery. The attached pictures were taken from surveillance footage from the M&N package store on Cusseta Road.       More >>
Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.