The Verizon How Sweet The Sound choir competition will be holding it’s national finale at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on October 28th.
According to the How Sweet The Sound website the regional finalists are:
- Dallas: St. John Church Music Ministry (Grand Prairie, Texas)
- Atlanta: All Nations Life and Praise Church Choir (Stockbridge, Ga.)
- Charlotte, N.C.: Salvation and Deliverance Church Choir of Salvation and Deliverance Church (Tarboro, N.C.)
- Washington, D.C.: James E. Jordan, Jr. Adult Choir of Refreshing Spring Church of God In Christ (Riverdale, Md.)
- Detroit: The Anointed Voices of Higher Ground Young Adult Choir of Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies, Inc. (Columbus, Ohio)
- St. Louis: Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis Choir of Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis (St. Louis, Mo.)
- Chicago: All Nations Choir of the Lighthouse Church of All Nations (Alsip, Ill.)
- Los Angeles: Family Life Sanctuary Choir (Whittier, Calif.)
- Oakland, CA.: Christian Life Center Mass Choir (Stockton, Calif.)
During the regional competitions, choirs were encouraged to collect and donate no-longer-used cell phones to HopeLine® from Verizon. HopeLine puts the nation’s most reliable wireless network to work in the community by turning no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims and survivors of domestic violence.
Proceeds from the HopeLine program are used to provide wireless phones and airtime to domestic violence victims and survivors, and cash grants to local shelters and nonprofit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention, awareness and advocacy. More than 12,000 phones were collected throughout the tour.