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Concealed Damage hosts free Concert for a Cause II on June 15

When Concealed Damage hosts a benefit concert for Miracle Hill Ministries on Saturday, June 15, the benefit will be two-fold. Not only will donations be collected for the Miracle Hill Renewal Center, but the guests of honor will be graduates of the non-profit’s men’s and women’s addiction recovery programs.

“We want those who have worked hard to be clean and sober to be our honored guests,” said Mark Lynch, owner of Jeff Lynch Appliance & TV Center and a member of the band made up largely of Jeff Lynch employees. “We want them to have fun, listen to great classic rock music, dance and feel special.”

The June 15 concert in the Jeff Lynch Appliance Center parking lot at 17 Roper Mountain Road in Greenville, is the second benefit concert hosted by Concealed Damage. The first one last September raised funds for transitional housing being built behind the Miracle Hill Overcomers Center on N. Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville. The summer concert will benefit renewal homes for women in recovery near Rutherford and North Main Streets.

The family-friendly event from 7 – 10 p.m. is free and open to the public. No alcohol is permitted and there will be food vendors on site. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

The idea for a benefit concert came a couple of years ago when the newly formed Jeff Lynch band played a set during the company’s Christmas party.

“We had a band hired for the party, but I asked them if we could play a set during the evening,” Lynch recalled. “They said, ‘Sure, it’s your party.’ We had practiced about eight songs together and we got pretty good, pretty quick so we decided to do the benefit concert last fall.”

The band’s name didn’t come together as quickly as the music, but Concealed Damage perfectly describes the eight random souls that came together to have fun, play music and glorify Jesus Christ.

“We all have concealed damage in our lives, but we can work it out with Christ,” Lynch said.

A volunteer with Miracle Hill Ministries for more than 20 years, Lynch is open about his own struggle with addiction 34 years ago. Since then, he has helped men get out of active addiction through Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous, and now through Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, 12- step recovery program for those struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.

“Miracle Hill and those of us who volunteer there have a love for helping people in recovery, and this concert is another way of showing that love and being a vehicle for Jesus,” Lynch said.

Sponsors for the June 15 benefit concert are: Jeff Lynch Appliance & TV Center, Chick-fil-A, Bruster’s Ice Cream, 7 News Carolina’s Family and His Radio 89.3.

To learn more about the event, call (864) 351-0456. To learn more about Miracle Hill, visit MiracleHill.org.

What: Concealed Damage Rock & Roll Concert for a Cause II
When: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Jeff Lynch Appliance & TV Center parking lot, 17 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville SC
Admission: FREE. Food vendors on site.

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