Friday, December 3, 2010

Charlotte, NC Shows Their Support for Mercy Ministries

Dream vacations, gourmet dinners, and rounds of golf were auctioned off at the first annual Charlotte Merry Mercy Christmas Benefit last night! Guests filled the ballroom at the beautiful Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina to celebrate and support the mission of Mercy Ministries with a dinner and auction. Popular Charlotte media personality, Barbara McKay, emceed the event. With the incredible musical talent of gospel recording artist, Veronica Petrucci, and songwriters Christa Wells and Nicole Witt, the evening was definitely one to remember! The stage was set for an exciting time of bidding with the voice of NASCAR, Rob Albright, serving as the auctioneer.

Founder and President of Mercy Ministries, Nancy Alcorn, shared her heart for the countless young women who need to know there is a God who loves them unconditionally and that freedom from life-controlling issues is absolutely possible. Attendees also had the chance to hear powerful and touching testimonies from two of our graduates, Suzanne Mathis and Kristin Tritt. Suzanne encouraged everyone that donor support was having a ripple effect on the young people that she now mentors in her inner-city neighborhood. Kristin thanked donors for helping her to live out her dream of studying fashion in New York City.

Special thanks to our patron sponsors Freedom House Church and Life Fellowship Church, emcee Barbara McKay, auctioneer Rob Albright, and Veronica Petrucci, Christa Wells, and Nicole Witt for providing the unbeatable entertainment for this event. Thanks also to the event committee members, event sponsors, and table sponsors as well as our many volunteers and staff for recognizing the value of the young women we serve and the transformation that is awaiting them. Your support has eternal significance!

We thought you might enjoy seeing some of the photos from this special night provided by Richard Israel Photography:

Silent Auction Items

Emcee, Barbara McKay

Nancy Alcorn casts the vision of Mercy

Graduate Kristin Tritt

Graduate Suzanne Mathis

Songwriter Christa Wells

Songwriter Nicole Witt

Auctioneer, Rob Albright

Gospel recording artist, Veronica Petrucci

Nancy Alcorn with Troy and Penny Maxwell of Freedom House Church