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12-12-12 Concert to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.

12-12-12 Concert to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

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.

Networks that are carrying the concert Wednesday night, according to the website, include, among others:

  • CBS/WBZ-TV (Channel 4)
  • HBO
  • Palladia
  • AMC
  • Cooking Channel

Websites streaming the concert live that night include, maong others:

  • AOL.com
  • Hulu.com
  • People.com
  • Youtube.com

You can also donate to the  American Red CrossLong Island Cares and  Island Harvest.

Here in Newton, Especially for Pets has offered to help with its Help Animals of Hurricane Sandy drive. 

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.

You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our  Patch Rebuilds websiterebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the  site.

For more information on the concert, visit  www.121212concert.org.

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