Raising awareness with a dash of education brings a first-of-its free concert to Gulf County tonight.
Covenant Care, serving Northwest Florida for nearly four decades, will sponsor the concert, with free admission, tonight at WindMark Town Center.
be held 6-9 p.m. ET Thursday, Aug. 1.
The concert, featuring Kyle Mitchell and Alec Kotrous, is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. ET.
Parking is limited at WindMark so additional parking for the “Endless Summer” concert will be available at the Haughty Heron on Sailor’s Cove.
A shuttle will run between the Haughty Heron and WindMark 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. ET.
“Even though we’ve been here in the community for 36 years we realized a lot of people in the community were not aware of the services we offer,” said Christie Parker with Covenant Care.
“We wanted to have a fun event and we teamed up with the St. Joe Community Foundation for this event. This is a first for us. We are super-excited.”
Any proceeds collected, and donations will be taken if offered, will go to Covenant Care, formerly known as Covenant Hospice, a non-profit which provides household services for families facing an end-of-life circumstance.
“We do a lot of other events, partner with other organizations, to bring awareness of what we offer,” said Jeff Rogers with Covenant Care. “The key difference is we are a non-profit.”
Covenant hopes that awareness and education will extend to its newest program, “My Wish.”
Through the program Covenant grants a final wish to a person in hospice care.
“The program is really special to us,” Parker said. “We have done weddings and we have done a family photo shoot.
“One person just wanted a warm blanket.”
The program comes with a $500 per person limit and Rogers said many individuals, businesses and charitable organizations have directed donations to the program.