Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including over 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island.
The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced.
According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, “Starting at 7:30 p.m. EST, on December 12, “12-12-12,” The Concert for Sandy Relief, will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden via a global network of US and International television stations, Clear Channel radio stations and leading web sites.
The concert will be simulcast live in select movie theatres throughout the tri-state area, including:
- Clearview’s 633 Old Post Road, Bedford
- Clearview’s Central Plaza Cinemas, 2630 Central Park Ave., Yonkers
- Clearview’s New City, 202 S. Main St., New City
In the Hudson Valley region, the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity are among organizations that have responded to Sandy victims and are helping families to rebuild their homes and their lives.
The Croton-on-Hudson-based organization called Riverbuild includes volunteers Tarrytown and Ossining who rallied to help Katrina victims and have resurrected their group once again. The Salvation Army is working on relief efforts for storm ravaged areas, as well.
Also, please join Patch's effort to raise awareness and funds for those living in Patch communities affected by Sandy: Patch Rebuilds, Patch’s effort to help support devastated communities after the storm, will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund for every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds (up to $125,000).
Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors.
For more information on the concert, visit www.121212concert.org.