This past weekend Kate Hunt, Miss Peoria Metro, spearheaded an event at the Illinois Veterans’ Home. Hunt invited her sister queens, part of the Miss Illinois Scholarship Association, to perform their talents for the veterans. Joining Kate was Audra Ferguson (the reigning Miss River to River), they both sang for the veterans. Later, Sherrie Gearheart, Miss Southern Illinois and founder of Live Out Loud Charity, visited with the veterans. Gearheart and Hunt spent over an hour speaking to the veterans about their wartime days, thanking each member for their service, and sharing stories of the veterans’ interest. It was a fantastic visit. Gearheart plans to continue work with the veterans. Recently reported by Forbes, “Almost once an hour – every 65 minutes to be precise – a military veteran commits suicide, says a new investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs.” That means the suicide rate among vets and active duty military has jumped to 22 deaths a day. We can stop this pandemic. Get involved with Live Out Loud Charity.
Currently the Live Out Loud Charity Choir sings in nursing homes during the Holidays to bring hope and happiness to our elderly. Gearheart will now expand this effort further in the Veterans’ homes as well. Before each concert Gearheart shares a message of hope. To donate please CLICK HERE. To purchase an LOLC shirt CLICK HERE.
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