Today, society is fill with turmoil and unfortunate happenings in the world. Deeds of generosity rarely make headlines. However, such acts of kindness do occur. An example is local gospel group, Hallelujah Harmony.

For the ninth consecutive year, the group will host their own benefit concert. This year will mark the seventh year that the concert proceeds will go to the Keep the Faith Foundation for Kids with Cancer.

"We have been a part of a lot of benefits, but we are proud to say that we host this one ourselves. This event is very rewarding for us," group member Darrell Tullos said in a phone interview.

The Keep the Faith Foundation for Kids with Cancer was founded in the memory of Dakota Hawkins, Jazlyn Ferguson and Caleb Sims. The three children lost their lives to cancer, yet all three were inspirations to whomever knew them. The foundation shares Christian love to families with children who suffer with cancer. Also, the foundation provides financial assistance to these families.

"Personally, I can’t think of a better reason or cause to have a benefit," Tullos stated. "These children and their families go through a tremendous amount of struggles and hardships. For us, hosting this benefit is a small way of helping, but we feel grateful to do this."

Formed in 2005, Hallelujah Harmony has recorded three albums and delighted audiences by spreading God’s Word through songs. Originally, the group was a quartet. Today, the trio consists of Tullos, Tom Hollman and Jim Dennis.

This year’s event features The Voyagers Quartet, Mike Franklin, Jason Jolly and Orval Sutton.

"In the past, we’ve had a lot of talented singers and groups join us for the benefit, and this year is no exception," Tullos said.

The seventh-annual Keep the Faith Foundation for Kids benefit concert will be held at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Cabot on Saturday, July 27. The program is slated to begin at 6 p.m.

Beebe native Charles Haymes is a member of the Country Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association. Email him at