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A night to benefit Haiti

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ALBANY,  GA (WALB) –This Saturday, "The Seconds to Change Tour" comes to Albany. It's a one night Christian concert to benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

The Hook 105.7 FM is co-sponsoring the concert with Food for the Hungry.  It took 30 seconds to change Haiti and that's where the name of the tour came from.More than 200,000 people lost their life because of the earthquake.

"30 Seconds to Change" is a concert for the whole family. "We just want to outreach to the community. We want to give this area a chance to come too a free concert. Instead of going to Macon, or Valdosta, it's right here in Albany," said Morning Host at 105.7FM Justin Lairsey.

"It's just a community outreach to bring the community together for some great positive music," said Owner of 105.7FM Nettie Hatcher. 

Three bands are signed up to participate. "We have three nationally known artist that are played a lot on our radio station, Building 429, Mike's Chair, and Abandon," said Lairsey. 

"We're just really excited to have these great bands in the area. This is a wonderful tour that's only stopping in Albany," said Hatcher. 

The front man of Building 429 got inspiration for this concert from an unlikely source."He was approached by a Haitian man that said, "Why don't they care anymore," he said "It's not that we don't care, we just don't know about the need," said Lairsey.

Some would say people in Southwest Georgia have their own problems to worry about. "I think the country of Haiti, was a third world country before being struck by an earthquake. And that made it even worse," said Lairsey.  

"Even if you're not interested in sponsoring children in Haiti. Maybe you already have things you give to. We still would like for everybody to come out and celebrate," said Hatcher.

The concert sponsors feel like this is their opportunity to show people in Haiti God's love.

During the concert,  Food For The Hungry will be taking donations for families in Haiti. For more information about "30 Seconds to Change" visit www.hookfmonline.com.

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