By Ginny McCabe, Special to ASSIST News Service
NASHVILLE, TN (ANS – May 27, 2015) — K-LOVE Fan Awards and the Hands and Feet Project are partnering to build homes for orphans in Haiti as part of the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend, which will be held in Nashville, Tenn. at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, from Fri. through Sun., May 29-31, 2015.
Run for Love 2015, just one of the many K-LOVE Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend events will be building homes for Haitian orphans as a result of the partnership. Last year’s celebrity 5k brought together more than 600 people, who took action for the countless children and families in need.
“We are thrilled and humbled to be a part of such an outstanding event,” said Mark Stuart, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Hands and Feet Project in a recent press statement. “The Hands and Feet Project was launched 10 years ago with the help of Christian music fans and those fans continue to play a vital role in fulfilling our mission of caring for Haiti’s orphaned and abandoned today. The K-LOVE Fan Award’s Run For Love is a celebration of what we can do together as the Hands and Feet of Christ.”
According to reports, Unicef estimated in 2012 there were 430,000 orphans in Haiti.
Under the guidance of Haiti’s Child Social Services, the Hands and Feet Project provides holistic, residential care for children in crisis by building and operating Children’s Villages with multiple family-style homes lead by Haitian House Mothers. Another facet of their work is to help to create sustainable and dignified jobs to push against the poverty-driven child abandonment and child slavery cycles. For more information about the work of The Hands and Feet Project, visit www.handsandfeetproject.org.
Runners and walkers will join Elisabeth Hasselback and other K-LOVE celebrities for the annual charity run. To register for the Run for Love 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards Celebrity 5k, go to www.klovefanawards.com./runforlove.
Live from the Grand Ole Opry House, the three-day weekend of festivities will conclude on Sunday night, May 31 with the third annual K-LOVE Fan Awards, which will be hosted by FOX & Friends’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck and actor Kirk Cameron. To find out more about this year’s nominees, along with a detailed list of weekend events, go to www.klovefanawards.com.
Photo caption: Natalie Grant is nominated for “Female Artist of the Year” at the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards. (Photo by Ginny McCabe)
About the writer: As a well-respected and experienced author and journalist, Ginny McCabe has authored five books. Her bestselling and award-winning title with Dr. Jill Hubbard, Secrets Young Women Keep is available from Thomas Nelson (www.Thomasnelson.com.) Other titles include: Some Kind of Journey: On the Road with Audio Adrenaline, Living A Gold Medal Life: Inspirations from Female Athletes, and Changed: True Stories of Finding God Through Christian Music. Additionally, McCabe is a news, feature and entertainment writer/reporter who has penned thousands of diverse articles for daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines and Web sites for national and international audiences. She can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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