The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief tonight. Thousands of people will fill the arena; billions more will watch live on a variety of screens worldwide. The concert is streaming live on television networks, movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 4 p.m. EST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. 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. Every penny sold from ticket sales …
Sowams School in Barrington raised more than $1,705 in a week for the American Red Cross Hurricane Fund after a second-grade class 'pushed' the campaign.
“The kids pushed it,” said Jackie Pereira, a second-grade teacher at Sowams School in Barrington. Pereira was referring to the “Slippers for Sandy” fundraiser at the elementary school. Her class started it, other classes picked it up, and within about a week as of Thanksgiving Eve, more than $1,705 was raised for victims of Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey and New York. Pereira’s class alone raised exactly $715.22 for the American Red Cross Hurricane Fund. For their effort, the pupils got to wear slippers and pajamas to school on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Pereira said the fundraiser began after she talked to the class about a girl friend of her son from Monmouth Beach, NJ. She lived with the Pereiras for about a week after her home was wiped out …