Benefit concert will help Philly fire victims

    A benefit concert combining faith and black history will raise money to help victims of a West Philadelphia fire. The event will take place Saturday.

    Three weeks before fire destroyed the Windermere Court apartment building at 48th and Walnut streets, music promoter Keith Wallace had a vision. Wallace, of N’bba International, said that while he was praying about an upcoming event, God told him to help fire victims.

    “The next vision for a concert that it gave me was a black history program slash benefit concert for fire victims. And I didn’t know who those fire victims would be,” said Wallace, who founded the faith-based theatrical company. “I don’t even know anybody who was directly affected by the Windermere fire.”

    The Windermere fire destroyed the four-story building, leaving more than 100 people homeless.

    The gospel concert will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Monumental Baptist Church in West Philadelphia.

    The concert is free, but donations will be accepted.

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