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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.

Billy Joel on Hurricane Sandy: He'll be performing at The 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Reliefr Credit The 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief website
Billy Joel on Hurricane Sandy: He'll be performing at The 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Reliefr Credit The 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief website
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the 12-12-12 Concert on Wednesday.

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 more than 200 Patch towns, like Lindenhurst, 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 and the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, plus other artists to be announced.

Check out video interviews with several of the performers discussing the impact Hurricane Sandy had on them.

According to the 12-12-12 Concert’s website, “Starting at 7:30 p.m. EST, on Dec. 12, “12-12-12,” The Concert for Sandy Relief, will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden via a global network of United States and International television stations, Clear Channel radio stations and leading websites. Check the listings on the website to see where you can watch locally.”
  • You could watch it online via streaming websites such as AOL and YouTube.
  • You could watch in a local movie theater, including Clearview’s Babylon Cinemas, 34 Main Street in Babylon Village, and National Amusements’ Farmingdale Multiplex, 1001 Broad Hollow Road (Route 110) in Farmingdale.
  • You could also watch on a variety of local TV channels, including AMC, CBS, HBO, MSG, WLNY, WLIW, WEtv, Thirteen and VH1 Classic.
  • And you could listen on the local radio stations such as 106.7 Lite fm, 103.5 KTU, Z100, Q104.3, Power 105.1 FM.
Click here for more local listening and viewing options.

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

Please join Patch's effort to raise awareness and funds for those living in Patch communities affected by Sandy: Patch Rebuilds.

It's Patch’s effort to help support devastated communities after the storm, and Patch 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 about the concert, visit www.121212concert.org.

Story by Ivy Jacobson

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