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How Does Ticket Sales Benefit The Ronald McDonald House?

A portion of every ticket sale at the 2017 Steel City Jazz Festival will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. With diligence, integrity and compassion, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama joins and aids families in their efforts to find hope, healing, happiness and growth, regardless of obstacles placed before them.

In 2016, Empowerment, Inc. and the Steel City Jazz Festival donated $5,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama.

“We talk a lot about family, because we know family matters,” said Cedric Allen, president of Empowerment Inc., a 501c3 non-profit agency that manages Steel City Jazz Festival.

“I’ve witnessed the amazing impact Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama has had on the lives of Birmingham families, and we want to support that effort. ”

Empowerment, Inc. was founded in 1996 by Mr. Allen. The organization has supported Alabama communities, from creating computer labs to providing job assistance for Hurricane Katrina evacuees. It’s goal then – and now – is simple: Raise the economic, educational and social levels of Birmingham, a community suffering from substantial unemployment and limited career opportunities.

The 2017 Steel City Jazz Festival is scheduled for June 2-3 at Birmingham’s Linn Park. To learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama, visit www.rmhca.org