New Date Set for Halstead/Metroflor Addiction Crisis Charity

Calhoun, GA, April 8, 2021-Due to Covid concerns, Halstead/Metroflor’s Addiction Crisis charity (HMAC) has rescheduled its final, major “Big Bang” fundraiser for May 6 at 5:30 pm EST live at the Emerson Church (11 Franklin Loop SE, Cartersville, GA) and virtually from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm EST. 

The fundraiser will be the culmination of a two-year journey by HMAC to help those in need suffering from the disease of addiction. HMAC provides rehabilitation “scholarships” and support for families who otherwise would not be financially able to save their loved ones suffering from substance addiction disorders.

Proceeds will help achieve HMAC’s ultimate goal of raising $500,000, which will be matched dollar for dollar by the Stone family for a total of $1 million. The tax-deductible donations will benefit a nonprofit 501(c)(3) partnership with “Faith in Four: Recovery, Prevention, Education and Treatment”, to fund the scholarships at six fully vetted agencies across the U.S. offering substance abuserehabilitation and education: The Blanchard Institute, Charlotte, NC; Damascus Road Recovery, Covington, GA; Genesis Ministries, Kennesaw, GA; Hope House Ministries, Port Jefferson, NY; Thomas’ Hope, West Babylon, NY; and Davis Direct Foundation, Marietta, GA.

The new Big Bang event will kick off with a live and virtual musical performance from the Emerson Church by local pop/country singer and songwriter Bryanna Fuquea. Also featured virtually will be two NFL current stars who have beaten the disease of addiction and will tell their compelling stories: Darren Waller, an all-pro tight end from the Las Vegas Raiders, and Hayden Hurst, a tight end who plays with the Atlanta Falcons.

Their sports memorabilia along with others will be available for sale both online (starting May 5 at 9:00 am EST through the end of the May 6 virtual event) and live bidding at the Emerson Church. 

Tickets are $25 for the live event at the Emerson Church and $20 for the virtual event. Previously purchased tickets will be honored. Tickets for both the live and virtual event can be purchased here.

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