Groups sync to raise funds for Amani Family Services
FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – An organization that helps immigrants and refugees adjust to their new lives in Fort Wayne hosted a Lip Sync Battle fundraiser on Thursday at the Clyde Theater.
The annual “One Beat – A Lip Sync Battle” event raises funds for Amani Family Services, a non-profit organization serving over 2,000 families and individuals around the world.
With programs like family preservation, victim care and counseling, Amani CEO Ewelina Connolly says this event helps continue to give back and help immigrants make Fort Wayne their home.
“As a non-profit organization, we really rely on the generosity of the community and donors to be able to carry out the mission. When you come here, you are here because you want to support a mission that you can support. But also, you’re having fun all the time, ”Connolly said.
A returning competitor claims that fundraising helps fund a need in the community that the government cannot meet.
“So the needs of the immigrant and refugee community in this community are profound and they far exceed what the government can provide. It is Amani who fills this critical gap. And so, I am just delighted to support such an admirable organization, ”said Tom Trent, of the Rothberg law firm.
For more information on Amani Family Services, visit non-profit website.