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 Ashton, Lecrae and John P. Kee. Tamela 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.”
Concert-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.