@KEM_Intimacy – A Call To Service: @MackAndThird returns for 3rd year to support Detroit’s homeless #TellUsDetroit
July 22, 2012 Leave a comment
DETROIT (Tell Us Det) – Motown recording artist KEM and his organization “Mack & Third” has announced his third “Mack & Third LIVE: A Call to Service” event to assist organizations that support the homeless community. Headlining the event will be KEM along with Frankie Beverly and Maze Sunday August 26, 2012 at Detroit’s Cass Park.
KEM created “Mack & Third” to give back to the Detroit homeless community that supported him during his time of being homeless. The concert plans to raise funds collect canned goods for the area’s homeless shelters and food banks and to also provide a free getaway for Detroiters from the stresses of their current situations.
“Mack & Third is about giving back,” said KEM. “I’ve been fortunate to overcome many obstacles including being addicted and homeless. If it weren’t for organizations like the Detroit Rescue Mission and the NSO, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I want to encourage others in their current situations by offering something tangible like a meal, along with the hope that things can get better. By sharing my music with a free concert, I also hope to inspire others to give back.”
This year’s event will feature “A Meal and A Message” which is aimed specifically for the homeless community. Available will be several food and merchandise vendors, and free health screenings. Last years event totaled over 52,000 people, and collected 100,000 canned goods serving 2,100 homeless citizens.
Five hours of live concert entertainment will be provided for the night. Concluding the day will be performances from KEM himself and some soulful music Maze feat. Frankie Beverly.
The canned goods, merchandise, beverage and other financial profits from the event are donated to organizations that assist Metro Detroit’s homeless community. Information regarding the event, volunteering, sponsorships and other details can be found on the organization Facebook page, Mack and Third.