Bands "Rock the South" for victims of natural disasters - - Jackson, MS

Bands "Rock the South" for victims of natural disasters

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Rock the South 2011, with Christian bands like Tenth Avenue North, David Crowder Band and the Newsboys, drew a large crowd at Veterans Memorial Stadium Saturday. 

The event was protested by several members of Community Fire Fellowship from Woodville that claim the music is "worldly, not Godly."  It did little to distract from the Premier Productions event to support the Salvation Army's disaster relief.

"When they saw all the devastation, the three tornados we've been working and the two floods we've been working, they said let's benefit the Salvation Army.  And what a God send that has been because it is the time we need money right now," said Salvation Army of Metro Jackson Captain Ken Chapman.

Diane Hunsinger's family was in the path of the powerful tornado that devastated neighborhoods and businesses in Clinton on April 15th.

"My husband called me on the phone and said there's a tornado over Walmart, next thing we know it is over my daughter's school," said Hunsinger.

Thankfully her family was safe and the Salvation Army was there to help her community.

"They were there the second (it happened).  They were at Fred's parking lot when I was on my way to pick up my daughter from school.  They were there before anybody.  It was the fist thing I noticed, Salvation Army trucks," said Hunsinger. 

All net proceeds from ticket sales will go to assist the Salvation Army recovery operations in areas affected by the Spring tornadoes and Mississippi River flooding.  You can make direct donations to the Salvation Army by visiting or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  You can also text the word "give" to 769-230-3270 and give any amount to local disaster relief.

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