Gospel Stars On McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Raise More Than $83,000 For Charity

Smokie and Ashton Norful Say So

Five gospel artists made an impact  in their efforts to support families with sick or injured children at RMHC, the Ronald McDonald House. The 2013 Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour  hit nine cities and washosted by gospel artist/comedienne Vickie Winans featured  Smokie Norful and son AshtonLecrae and John P. KeeTamela Mann.

Today, McDonald’s USA  announced its 2013 Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour raised more than $83,00o. This is the most the tour has ever garnered in support of local Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Chapters.

“McDonald’s is committed to enriching the lives of others through service, outreach and support,” said Rob Jackson, McDonald’s U.S. marketing director, in a press release. “We aim to strengthen communities by actively supporting local RMHC Chapters and providing a platform for positivity and philanthropy.”

Ronald McDonald HouseConcert-goers got to see footage of the visits Winans and Norful made to Ronald McDonald Houses and learned more about the important role RMHC plays in keeping families together and helping children heal. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in a love offering to support families served by the Charity, including those in their community.

In addition to its kick-off in  Washington, D.C., the 2013 McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour performed before maximum-capacity crowds in Philadelphia, Newark, Birmingham, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago and Louisville before culminating in Dallas August 30 at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest.

Visit to learn more about the tour and to learn more about McDonald’s “Charity of Choice.”

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. An ordained minister of the Gospel, Sarah has done missions work in Kenya, India, Haiti, Nicaragua and other nations, as well as locally and throughout the United States.

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