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.

Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the 12-12-12 concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in New York.

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 hit hardest by the storm, including more than 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.

The show starts at 4:30 p.m. PST and will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden on TV, online and over the radio. More than two dozen TV networks will carry the concert, including CBS, HBO and VH1 Classic. Web sites that will stream the show include YouTube, AOL, and Hulu. Radio listeners can tune to 103.7 FM.

A complete listing of viewing and listening options is available on the 12-12-12 website.

You can also donate to the American Red Cross, Long Island Cares and Island Harvest.

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.

Chris Kiely December 12, 2012 at 12:55 AM
But is N.O. rebuilt? It's been 7 years. Do we make disasters into political footballs, throw a concert and make snippy remarks at the "other side", or do we fix things? Or does that depend on whose house is damaged?
Roberto December 12, 2012 at 06:51 PM
New Orleans shouldn't have been rebuilt. It should have remained a swamp. The land is 10 to 12 feet below sea level. The pumps and levies will work for a while but remember, there are only two kinds of levies, ones that already broke and those that will break. This is a disaster looking for a place to happen.
Lorraine Pozniak December 12, 2012 at 07:26 PM
New Orleans is a very old & historic city; it needs to be preserved. If you want to get technical about it, parts of Manhattan Island, including the World Trade Center, are built on LANDFILL, with slurry walls to keep out the Hudson River, East River and New York Harbor. Now THAT'S an accident waiting to happen...and often does... Do we not rebuild, with better technology? People who think like you create ghost towns...
Angie McElrath December 13, 2012 at 02:19 AM
I live in New Orleans and you are an idiot if you think that there are only two kinds of levees. There are well built levees that will hold for generations. They should have been used to begin with. You are also not only an idiot but a horrible person if you think the city should be left to sink. Try telling that in person to someone who's life, family and history is being washed away. As for your question about the rebuilding of New Orleans. Many areas have been rebuild better than ever. They are thriving. They even refer to the storm as a baptism. Many areas unfortunately are still struggling however. Please keep them in your thoughts and don't forget them as many do when them move on to their next cause of the moment.
Greg Coppes December 13, 2012 at 03:29 AM
I'm curious who should foot the bill for the rebuilding New Orleans and all those modern levees. I just read an report that recommends that the Jersey Shore should not be rebuilt, because the changing weather patterns. Now if these high risk areas are rebuilt using private funds or by those who's life, family and history is being washed away. I'm all for it.


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