Hardhats for Habitat, the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City’s annual benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity, raised an unprecedented amount for the organization this past weekend.
The executive director of Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity, Pat Turner, said to the MCC-Blue River event organizers and participnts, “Thank you all so much for your wonderful contribution to the Hardhats for Habitat fundraising event held last Saturday. You will be very pleased to know that the concert raised a grand total of $6,796.50. . . . You have given us a jump start into the next year, thank you, thank you and thank you for all that you are doing and continue to do for this ministry.”
This single event raised enough money to supply nails for thirteenhouses, more than a year and a half worth of the Truman Heritage Habitat projects.
The show was a stark raving success, delivering an exciting, off-Broadway musical feel. KCMO 94.9FM radio personality Dick Wilson’s impression of Mark Twain was the centerpiece of a fun fund raising performance, and the Central Standard men’s barbershop chorus contrasted wonderfully with the full voiced chorus of the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City. Chorale director Rebecca Johnson was overjoyed with the success of both the performance and its fund raising outcome.