FBC Beverly’s second annual North Shore Shelter Fest rocked the house on March 9th, 2019, while raising much needed funds for affordable housing.
A few years ago, First Baptist Church in Beverly began dreaming about ways to think outside the box on how we live out our faith. Brian Gregory came up with the idea of Shelter Fest, “to support affordable housing and invite the community to come to FBC to hear great local music”. Last year we learned how to put on such an event. This year, our goal was to grow the audience. And we did. We more than doubled the size of our audience!
In between songs Barrence Whitfield, our headliner, offered some supportive thoughts as a formidable advocate for affordable housing, and emphasized the need to take care of our neighbors, and particularly veterans, on the North Shore.
We would like to extend an enormous thanks to the more than 30 volunteers who filled over 15 assignments during the course of the day, as well as to those who came to set up the night before.
In addition to attendance, donations are also up this year and are still coming in and being tallied. For those who missed the Shelter Fest concert but would like to donate to help support affordable housing in the North Shore, go to Harborlight Community Partners’ website harborlightcp.org to learn more about their programs and to make a contribution.