Many of the top names in Christian music will join forces to help children living in poverty because of COVID-19 and other natural disasters. World Vision, Compassion International and Food for the Hungry are sponsoring the United to Fight Poverty virtual concert.
The two-hour concert will be televised and streamed online at 7:30 p.m. on August 28 on Daystar Television Network, PureFlix, Facebook and YouTube. It also will air at 1 p.m. on August 29 on Fox Business.
Hosted by Sadie Robertson Huff and Carlos Whittaker, Unite to Fight Poverty will feature performances by TobyMac, Hillsong Worship, Kirk Franklin, for King and Country,
Tamela Mann, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Matthew West, CeCe Winans, Natalie Grant, Zach Williams, Mandisa, Big Daddy Weave, Matt Maher, Phil Wickham, Christine D’Clario, Blanca, Rita Springer, Dante Bowe, Colony House and Jon Reddick. Special appearances will be made by Bishop T.D. Jakes, Amy Grant, Tori Kelly and Rend Collective.
“For the first time ever, Compassion International, Food for the Hungry and World Vision are coming together to help children and families all over the world.,” Huff said. “People are going to see show-stopping performances like they’ve never seen before. We all know that COVID-19 has affected our lives in the U.S. in a major way, but it’s affecting lives in other countries, too. What we hope to do in this event is to stand united with those in need in this fight.”
This event will bring the Christian community together to respond to God’s call to serve children who are in the greatest risk of hunger, delayed education and violence because of the pandemic. For families living in extreme poverty during the pandemic, it could take hours on foot to reach a health-care clinic with no access to a ventilator or ICU bed. Many frontline health-care workers do not have basic PPE supplies or even clean water and soap.
“COVID-19 has left a lot of families in need and poverty,” Franklin said. “It is our duty as Christians to band together and fight against this global pandemic of extreme poverty. It’s an honor to partner with Compassion, Food for the Hungry and World Vision in the battle against poverty. Everyone’s efforts will be needed to make a change.”
To learn more or donate, visit www.unitetofightpoverty.org.