Concert Benefits Family Life Restoration Cener

Family Life Restoration Center (FLRC) will hold a benefit concert Friday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at Word of Faith Family Cathedral in Austell. The event features internationally recognized Gospel artists Micah Stampley and William Murphy; Retired Falcons Running Back, Warrick Dunn; Ignite Youth Choir, as well as comedic, dance, and spoken word artists from around metro Atlanta. An attendance of nearly 4,000 is expected.

During the benefit concert, FLRC, in partnership with Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral, also will distribute 2,500 turkey dinners and “fixings” to families in need, as part of its annual Thanksgiving Blessing. The distribution aims to provide families an opportunity to share a meal together on Thanksgiving Day.

Tickets for the concert are available online at at a cost of $10 per person and $5 for children under 12 years old. Tickets also can be purchased at the door. Word of Faith Family Cathedral is located at 212 Riverside Parkway, Austell, GA, 30168. Families can pre-register for the Thanksgiving Blessing at FLRC located at 6105 Mableton Parkway, Mableton, GA 30126.

Family Life Restoration Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides human services, such as emergency food and clothing, hot showers, hot meals, marriage and pre-marital guidance, and shelter to families experiencing financial hardship. Since 2006, the organization has helped to transform the lives of thousands of men, women and children in metro-Atlanta, with particular emphasis on the South Cobb community. Through partnership with other community-based organizations and a host of volunteers, FLRC has become a staple in a community with significant need.

As FLRC goes into its 10th operating year, the organization looks to serve more families and make an even greater difference in ways that are more tangible and sustainable. As founder and executive director of FLRC, Luther Washington says community support is critical to the organization’s overall success. “We’re debt-free and own two buildings with a total of 40,000 square feet of space, where we feed qualified community members and offer clothing to families who are unemployed or underemployed. We need help to run an operation as large as this,” Washington says.

Along with ticket sales, organizers hope to secure tax-deductible business sponsorships to help defray costs associated with the concert. Net proceeds will help FLRC with operating capital to continue meeting the needs of families throughout metro-Atlanta. Businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring the event can contact Luther Washington at

From the November 2015 issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Powder Springs and Austell, GA.