Annual Choir Extravaganza helps Great Falls shelter

Posted at 3:47 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 18:51:57-04

GREAT FALLS – The third annual Choir Extravaganza was held on Sunday at the First United Methodist Church.

“My favorite part is I just love music. I get to see all the other choirs from all of the different congregations some together and enjoy each other,” said D.J. Lott, executive director of Family Promise of Great Falls.

Ten choirs showcased their skills during the hour-long performance.

Attendees were asked to give a free-will donation that will go the help Family Promise of Great Falls.

Lott says the organization is a non-traditional shelter committed to ending childhood homelessness, one family at a time.

“Each year across the united states, 2.5 million children are homeless. That is a problem that exists in Great Falls as well. Since the three and a half years we have been in existence, we have helped over 93 families and over 178 kids get off the streets and into permanent housing.”

Lott says that 75 percent of the families they have helped have stayed in their new homes.

Reporting by Margaret DeMarco for MTN News