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Raising funds to help build homes

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It takes $70,000 for Smith County Habitat for Humanity to build one home.

To raise funds, Smith County Habitat for Humanity is having their 3rd annual benefit concert.

"He is just a phenomenal organist, a phenomenal musician, but probably the most humbled man I know. You wouldn't know from visiting with him that he has played at St. Peters Basilica in Rome and that he's played at the Lincoln Center. I think he gets just as much joy coming to Tyler and playing for Habitat for Humanity," says Deanna Harrison, with Smith County Habitat for Humanity.

Helping people like the Ramirez-Lopez Family so they have a place to call home

"This is my third time to come back to Tyler for this very important event. It is for a great cause to help people that are in need of help with housing and building homes," says Monte Maxwell, Chapel Organist for the United States Naval Academy.

Through Smith County Habitat for Humanity, more than 100 families in Smith County have been able to attain their dream of owning their own home.

"Habitat builds homes, make home ownership possible for people who could not qualify for mortgages possible through your regular means," says Harrison.

"I had the opportunity and privilege to see three homes that a concert like this are helping to fund," says Maxwell, "It makes it that much more powerful and meaningful to actually see what the concert is doing and events like it."

The concert will also feature the Tyler Civil Chorale and local high choirs.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or you by calling their office: (903) 595-6630

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