Saturday, July 21, 2012

Trace Adkins - Country Music Star Unveils Renovated Charlotte Community Center

Country music star Trace Adkins is rolling up his sleeves next week to
help revitalize Charlotte's Urban Ministry Center (UMC). After a
nationwide vote, the UMC was chosen to receive up to $50,000 worth of
much needed renovations from Drops of Good: The Maxwell House
Community Project.

The UMC offers vital services such as a soup kitchen, dental care,
showers and laundry, while also providing temporary shelter, substance
abuse treatment and education to the community in hopes of ending
homelessness. In partnership with Rebuilding Together of the
Carolinas, Maxwell House will renovate the multi-purpose room to
create more office space, upgrade the art studio and bathrooms,
replace broken doors and windows, and build new gardens and outdoor

Maxwell House launched year two of "Drops of Good" to inspire hope and
bring change to struggling neighborhoods by revitalizing crucial
community centers. Americans voted online and selected three of 10
deserving centers to receive the makeover of a lifetime, and the UMC
is one of the three selected.

Trace Adkins will lend a hand to volunteers and help unveil the new
renovations at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 24 at Noon.

For more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities in
your area, please visit