On Wednesday, Dec. 9, members of the JHE corporate meetings team set out for 7100 Forest Point Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The mission of the day was a press conference organized by public relations agency Demoss. The press conference and community event was a celebration for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse.
Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest Christmas outreach, delivering gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 124 million children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters and other crises in more than 150 countries and territories.
With the annual shoebox drive nearing its end, VIPs like evangelist Franklin Graham and Governor Pat McCrory attended the event. A children’s choir from United Faith Christian Academy and the Tommy Coomes Band joined in the special occasion as well.
To prepare for the event, JHE’s team consisting of Drew Long, Mike Mehesan, Joel Mullis, Chuck Sloop, Jimmy Wenz, Jason Sendlewski, Nick Iorio, Jim Ablard and Kim Casanova provided a stage for the band and choir; the necessary audio and switching capabilities for the PowerPoint and videos. A stage wash lighting effect also was incorporated. Since the presentations took place in a large warehouse, all of the event assets were “flown,” meaning hung from above. When event equipment is flown including most cabling, the hazard of a guest tripping in an active space is significantly reduced.
The event was a success with nearly 1000 in attendance including local news media. JHE was honored to support Operation Christmas Child this holiday season.
Photo Credit: Kim Casanova