Jaci Velasquez in Kelso-Longview

October 01, 2010 | Linda Wilson

On Friday, July 24, Jaci Velasquez, multi-Grammy award nominee, was at the Kelso-Longview (Wash.) Church for a benefit concert for the local Community Service Center. The community-focused event highlighted a ministry that has served the community for 80 years, and everyone was invited to support its continuation. Velasquez has sold more than four million albums, produced 16 No. 1 Christian radio hits and won seven Dove awards. She has also performed at a White House reception for Hispanic Heritage Month.

The uplifting concert raised more than $2,500, and more than 1,000 cans of food were collected for the Community Service Center.