Bristol concert to benefit Ugandan children

BRISTOL — As part of their efforts to raise funds for the Village2Village Project, a 15-year-old organization born in Bristol that now supports more than 134 orphaned and needy children and HIV+ guardians in northeastern Uganda, the band “Old Bones” will play in Bristol on Saturday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bristol.
A collection will benefit Village2VillageProject’s most vulnerable children in Uganda.
“Old Bones”, a talented group of local country musicians, will be treating long-time fans and newcomers alike to their feel-good country and gospel music and humor. They have played to packed houses and raised many thousands of dollars over the last decade for Village2Village Project.
Donations will help the newest children in a remote rural area of Uganda, where desperate families often eat only one meal every other day, and the school performance is the lowest in the country. V2V builds educated leaders for this area one at a time, so they can change their communities themselves.
Laurie Kroll, the founder and Executive Director of V2V will be in Bristol to share about her recent trip and the organization’s expansion. V2V’s leaders who have graduated include an attorney, a doctor, a teacher, an accountant and two with business degrees (one with an MBA). More leaders are being trained in agriculture, rural development, social work, nursing, civil engineering, architecture, lab technology, mechanics and entrepreneurship.
The church will serve a hearty shepherd’s pie supper before the concert at 5:30 p.m. All funds from the meal will also benefit Village2Village Project. The meal will include homemade rolls and brownies a la mode. The suggested donation for supper is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-11. Children 5 and under are free.
To find out more about V2V’s unique leadership program or visit village2villageproject.org, or find them on Facebook.

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