New York, NY (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
BLB released this statement following the sold-out 12-12-12 concert last week acknowledging the continuing efforts to raise funds, supplies and awareness for those devastated by Sandy back in October.
As the main part of the clean-up comes to a close many people are now turning their eyes towards galas, concerts and other fund-raisers that will help bring much-needed funds to those still facing weeks of clean-up before being able to rebuild.
BLB acknowledges the work that many still have ahead of them and commends those willing to lend a helping hand, whether cleaning, building or singing. The sold-out 12-12-12 concert was being made available to more than two million people worldwide and featured artists such as Bon Jovi, Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Billy Joel, among many others. Festivals, supply and food drives and concerts have hit full stride this past week and offer residents hope in addition to the physical needs of supplies and food.
Hurricane Sandy hit landfall in the Northeastern United States at the end of October and caused billions of dollars of loss. The storm is being blamed for more than 250 deaths in total and caused massive power outages and flooding across New York. As a result New York nightlife ground to a halt and many restaurants and businesses were forced to close. Many New Yorkers documented the storm using Twitter, including nightlife mogul Mark Birnbaum, who tweeted about flooding on his street.
While benefit concerts, galas and festivals have been taking place since early November it is only in the past week that they have hit full stride. Many groups and artists have offered up their time and talents to help raise funds for those most affected by Sandy and these efforts have not gone unnoticed by New Yorkers.
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