The Ocean County Library teamed up with four local bands and the American Red Cross Friday evening and hosted a benefit concert for the Haitian earthquake relief fund.
The concert raised more than $1,000. All the proceeds were donated to the Red Cross for their relief efforts in Haiti.
Members of Rock and Roll bands The Roustabouts, The Angeltones, and Strictly 60s, along with Celtic folk-rockers The Snakes sang during the three-hour concert.
The members of the groups donated their performances for the fundraiser.
The fundraiser was conceived by Principal Library Assistant Maria Colon, Manchester branch, and her husband Carlos, leader of The Roustabouts.
“We are thankful for this opportunity to bring the community together to raise funds and help the victims of this tragedy,” said Susan Quinn, Director of the Ocean County Library.
“As always, we very much appreciate the support of the Ocean County Library Commissioners who have enabled us to perform this valuable community service,” she said.
The January 12th earthquake devastated Haiti. In a mid-February report, its government estimated that nearly one-quarter million people died, more than 300,000 were injured and over a million people are homeless. Food, water, shelter and medical care are presently Haiti’s greatest concerns. Nations from around the world have pitched in to support the relief efforts.
Photos, top to bottom: The Angeltones and their saddleshoes; The Snakes; Strictly 60s; and The Roustabouts.