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The Mercy Mountain Boys will be performing a benefit concert for homeless veterans as part of the Down Home Days festivities on Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at the Mainstreet Playhouse, in Madison. A love offering will be received, with all funds used for the purchase of rucksacks. Ministering to homeless veterans is a passion for the singing group, who travels the country to promote awareness and raise money for veterans’ needs.
The rucksacks are filled with basic hygiene neccessities: a tent, sleeping bag, food, Bibles, socks and gloves. These sacks are taken by liasons in areas around the country and delivered directly to the homeless veterans in their respective areas. This assistance is crucial for many vets who often have to remain homeless for two years before becoming eligible for government assistance. The Mercy Mountain Boys, a Christian country group, do not see these veterans as homeless, but as heroes who were willing to give their all for the sake of their country. The group's recent single, entitled, “Come on Back,” will rise to number eight in the February issue of Christian Voice Magazine. For more information about the ministry of the Mercy Mountain Boys, see their website at mmbband.com.