Hendersonville, TN (Feb. 6, 2019) — GRAMMY®-winning producer and Southern Gospel artist Robb Tripp (LaVerne Tripp Family) and his wife Shanda have accepted an invitation to the 4th annual Roger Neal Oscar Viewing Dinner, Gifting Suite, and After-Party, a black-tie event which will take place Feb. 24th at the Hollywood Palladium. The Tripps’ charitable organization, Love From Music City, was chosen to be one of the official beneficiaries honored at the star-studded event.
The dinner is an invitation-only event with more than 120 celebrities and 600 dinner guests expected to attend this year. “Our event for 2019 will be our biggest yet,” says Roger Neal. “We’ll see nominees and winners from the Oscars stopping by to celebrate with us.”
Each year, four charities are honored during the evening’s activities. For 2019, the nonprofits will be Love from Music City, Environmental Charter Schools, The Hollywood Museum, and The Robert H. Lorsch Foundation. Each charity will receive a check from Roger and Lynn Neal and partners Maryanne and Thomas Lai.
Love From Music City (LFMC) is a charity focusing on orphans in Haiti, foster children in Middle Tennessee, and our local veterans. They fight hunger, shelter the homeless, promote education, and establish orphanages. Shanda Tripp personally rescued two infants from trash heaps in Haiti by bringing them home to Tennessee for the urgent medical attention they so desperately needed.
Shanda responded to the Hollywood invitation by saying, “When we heard the news that LFMC had been chosen to benefit from the Oscar viewing party, we were elated! It is truly an Ephesians 3:20 moment. Our God is amazing. We are honored to walk through every door God opens on behalf of the underprivileged.”
When asked why Love From Music City was chosen as one of this year’s charities, Neal said, “Love From Music City caught our attention, [with] the great work they are doing to help children of all ages through clothing, food, education, and bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world! We are honored to have Pastors Robb and Shanda Tripp join us in Hollywood on Oscar Sunday… as we celebrate the great and amazing work they do around the world.”
Robb Tripp commented, “My roots are truly in Gospel music and I am proud of that. I’m also excited to see where this new opportunity will lead in our efforts to help the poor and hurting. God can use any situation for His Glory.”