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Tsunami Benefit Concert

Tsunami relief aid touches Springfield this weekend in the form of music. KSMU's Katie Hummel reports.

TWO PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS WILL LIFT THEIR VOICES WITH MORE THAN 400 SPRINGFIELD AREA ELEMENTARY, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS THIS WEEKEND IN AN EFFORT TO RAISE MONEY FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS.

A TSUNAMI RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT IS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 16TH AT HAMMONS HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.

NELSON PARNELL IS A FORMER MINISTER AND CHAIR MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL AVENUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH OUTREACH DEPARTMENT : THE CHURCH THAT IS CO-SPONSORING THE EVENT WITH SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY.

PARNELL SAYS HE EXPECTS MORE THAN JUST DONATIONS FROM THE EVENT.

AND WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING THE TSUNAMI VICTIMS, PARNELL SAYS WHO BETTER THAN CITIZENS OF THE OZARKS TO GIVE THAT HELP.

AND FOR THE PRICE OF A DONATION, THE PEOPLE IN THE SPRINGFIELD AREA WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND A CONCERT FEATURING A VARIETY OF GUESTS.

THE EVENT WILL ALSO FEATURE SPEECHES BY THREE INTERNATIONAL HOSTS FROM SRI LANKA, INDIA AND MALAYSIA.

PARNELL SAYS THE OUTREACH CENTER HOPES TO RAISE ANYWHERE FROM 10,000 TO 13,000 DOLLARS FROM THE CONCERT.

PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO PARTNERING MINISTRIES OF CHURCH WORLD SERVICE THROUGH THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

THE TSUNAMI RELIEF CONCERT WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY AT HAMMONS HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.

THE EVENT BEGINS AT 2 P.M. AND IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.