In the last year I have performed the funerals for two people who committed suicide. I have also witnessed the loss of colleagues recently who took their life. We have seen the rise of drug use in our home town, especially among high school teens. Everyone is saying something has to be done. We are. Saturday Morning is “Black Saturday.” Tickets go on sale for the Clint Black Country and Christmas Benefit Concert December 1, 2012. All the proceeds will go toward school and police programs to deal with intervention and training. Even if you live far away you can help by making donations toward the effort.
Go to blc24seven.com or bethanylaporte.org choose the concert bar and either buy a ticket or make a donation. It is sure to make an impact. The tickets for the concert are amazingly affordable because we also want people to have a good time during very tough economic times. You can also order caps and wristbands by emailing us – the hats say “Good Guys Wear Black” and the tire tread wristbands say “Save a Life.” Twenty dollars gets you a hat and two wristbands.
I don’t want to do another funeral of a suicide and I don’t any more kids to die from a drug overdose. Everyone in the community is praying and trying to support all the programs that work for a common purpose. Even if you don’t have the money to donate or attend the concert you have a powerful tool. Prayer makes a big difference. Will you pray for the success of the program? Will you pray for kids and adults in our country who have lost hope and turn to drugs and suicide as an escape? It doesn’t have to be this way. We can do better – we will do better.