Johnny Holm to return to The Bridge for Manna for Malawi Benefit

Johnny Holm to return to The Bridge for Manna for Malawi Benefit

August 4, 2022 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

The Johnny Holm Band will perform Sunday, August 14th at the 2022 Manna for Malawi benefit fundraiser at the Bridge Tavern north of Crosby. The event runs from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw and chips will be served. A raffle for cash prizes, a mountain bike and a kayak and a silent auction items. This is a free will event. Parking is free and available. The Bridge is at the junction of State Highway 6 and County Road 11, five miles north of Crosby on #6.

Pastor Paul Mattson said, “my heart was touched when I saw first hand what Manna for Malawi has done and continues to do, helping to feed and educate the orphans.” Malawi is in southeastern Africa, one of the poorest nations in the world. Average income is less than $2 a day.

“When we were invited to help the mission 14 years ago, volunteers fed nearly four hundred children, once a week. Currently, feeding takes place six days a week and up to a thousand African orphans get their only meal of the day,” Mattson added. Last year’s event with band and food raised more than $42,000 to help feed and educate orphans. Money raised this year will go for the feeding program, farm equipment, and education for orphan children. The Malawi government doesn’t pay for universal education for its young people past 8th grade. Money from the fundraiser last year sent students to high school and college. The mission is also working to build a safe space for Malawi girls to protect them from forced marriages.

The Holm band has been attracting Minnesota and nationwide audiences for nearly 40 years. Holm began his musical journey just down the road in Brainerd where he went to high school.

Manna for Malawi supports the Malawi Orphan Care Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For

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