City of East Point and V103 Atlanta Partner to Host Feed the Heroes Benefit

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Virtual benefit honoring East Point First Responders and Frontline Workers

While the novel coronavirus circles The City of East Point, Atlanta’s premier station V103 Atlanta has joined forces with the City of East Point to host a virtual benefit concert that resident can enjoy from home while honoring first responders and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective is to provide a dual mission that supports East Point small businesses (keeping them and their staff in business) and uplifting the spirits of those on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19; as well as donating meals to first responders and frontline workers. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and as our nation frontline workers work to contain the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, a need for community morale uplift is necessary.

First responders and frontline workers will be celebrated for their heroicness, fearlessness and drive to save the lives of East Point citizens. As of July 30, 2020, recent reports indicate that Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center South had 99 patients hospitalized and 65% of those patients with COVID diagnosis. The City of East Point will be partnering with local small businesses to deliver free meals to frontline COVID-19 employees, essential workers, and other people in need, while also supporting local restaurants. The city’s hope with this initiative is to strengthen the state of mind of those who need it most in the community by helping each other amid the COVID-19 hardship.

The Feed the Heroes free benefit will stream on V103’s livestream and The City of East Point’s Facebook page on August 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST. It will be hosted by morning personality Big Tigger. This multi-hour, star-studded benefit will feature performances from Regina Belle, Ready for the World, Soul Cartel and headlining is American R&B group, Silk.

All tax-deductible donations from the virtual show will go to Feed the Heroes and administered by naacpatlanta.org. Your donation will have double impact with 100% of proceeds where you are helping a small business while supporting the mission of delivering free meals to those in need.

If you are not a first responder or a City of East Point employee and you would like to contribute, please visit naacpatlanta.org for additional information on how to contribute.

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