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. Find out how to help and where you can watch or listen in the Chicago area.

Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert 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 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.

According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, starting at 6:30 p.m. central time Wednesday, "The Concert for Sandy Relief, will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden via a global network of US and International television stations, Clear Channel radio stations and leading web sites. Check the listings on the website to see where you can watch locally.”

In the Chicago area, the concert will be broadcast live on The Holiday Lite radio station, 93.9 FM, as well as dozens of TV stations, including AMC, Encore, FX Movie Channel, HBO and Palladia.

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.

Truth December 12, 2012 at 01:57 PM
These few musicians could put in enough money themselves that they wouldn't Need ours.
John Roberts December 12, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Especially since ole Jon Bonjovi claimed farm damage and Recieved millions from the government..He planted 5 rows of corn 24 ft long and claimed 100% damage to crops and Recieved farm aid.had his BMW listed as farm equipment...along with some others.
Rick December 13, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Don't forget his bee hives were damaged to
Emily December 13, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Jon Bon Jovi has a restaurant that people pay what they can and if they cannot, they work in exchange for vouchers for free meals for their families. He does more good that most people. A lot of these musicians have donated personal money. Other bands that had scheduling conflicts had their own shows where all the proceeds went to this relief fund. Don't judge yet ye be judged.
NotBuyingIt December 13, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Emily, I resent you using a biblical reference to stifle opinions of those that think differently than you do. It's OKAY to make judgements and express them as opinions here!! Thats what these comments are for!!!!
Emily December 13, 2012 at 03:59 PM
So as long as you judge under a false name it's ok to judge even though the bible says not to ? Gotcha.
Tamarack December 13, 2012 at 05:10 PM
I clicked just to read the comments by The People Who Are Outraged By Everything. They didn't disappoint. And the concert was absolutely fantastic.
NotBuyingIt December 13, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Yes Emily, it's okay to judge anytime, anywhere... Please re-read my first comment. If you need any more help, let me know...
NotBuyingIt December 13, 2012 at 07:47 PM
And by the way Emily, if that IS your real name, how is your moniker any different than mine?? Maybe mine should have been Keith... Do you think maybe you shouldn't be a hypocrite??
Mickey December 14, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I agree with the first poster. In fact, Lady gaga and Madonna could finance the whole project & stil have money left over.
Olddeegee December 14, 2012 at 04:45 PM
I'd wager that Lady Gaga and Madonna both donated a higher portion of their annual incomes than you did. Are you a "socialist"? Your comment is just celeb hate.
Emily December 14, 2012 at 09:42 PM
I did not judge anyone. That's the point.
NotBuyingIt December 14, 2012 at 10:10 PM
You were talking about a false name. Your moniker, Emily, if that IS your real name, could be just as false as mine. What you fail to understand is that it is OK to judge people. You HAVE to judge people. You make judgements about people everyday. My point is, you can't hide behind a bible quote to stifle opinions, and your moniker is every bit as anonymous as mine is which make you a hypocrite.
Emily December 14, 2012 at 10:58 PM
You're just the Mayor of the Village of Complainers. This concert I can imagine was wonderful. I had a scheduling conflict and wasn't able to see it. Only people on the patch would find a way to complain about it. How about instead of whining, shut off the television? No one here knows how much any of the artists donated. None of you are their personal accountants. You make accusations based on reasons I really just don't care. You want to judge anyone, go to a mirror and judge the person standing in front of it.
Truth December 15, 2012 at 01:00 AM
You can find out what celebrities donate, you just have to look. You'll be surprised at How little they give. Just look at what our VP gave in donations.
Truth December 15, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Old LG and Madonna don't even make the top 30 list. The 30 placed celeb was near 350k. I'm pretty sure that both ladies made over 10 million last year. 5% to charity would be at least 500k
NotBuyingIt December 15, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Emily, I'm judging you now... My problem, and only problem, with you was that you tried to shut down someone from expressing their opinion by throwing a little bible quote out there. This forum is for opinion and comments and judgements, okay?? Just because you are some sort of superfan of whoever was in the show and didn't care for someone's opinion, you tried to stifle it. "Don't judge lest ye be judged" C'mon, get over yourself and quit trying to shut down opposing opinions. You are a hypocrite as well. There, you have been judged.
NotBuyingIt December 15, 2012 at 02:01 AM
oh, and just to clarify, I never complained about the show or the performers... I only complained about you trying to shut down opinions that differ from yours by using a stupid bible quote. judged again.
Emily December 15, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Actually, I am not a super fan of anyone that was in the show. Pointing out that it was most likely great, is common knowledge. 6 hours of artists who individually sell out venues at no cost is pretty great. I didn't try to stifle anyone. They pointed out that one single person gave no money and received millions when in fact, they have no proof of that since they are not personally involved with them. Being judged by a person like yourself brings joy to my heart. Considering you are taking time out of your day to think of me makes me all warm inside. Judge away, I don't believe in the Bible or any religion so to me, I just quoted literature. Just as I would any work of fiction.
NotBuyingIt December 15, 2012 at 05:01 AM
Emily, I'm glad to have warmed your insides.... Knowing that made me a little warm inside too!! ;) Let me know if you ever wanna do that again!! :)
Mickey December 19, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Old fart up there assumes I'm a rich socialist. Isn't that what lady gaga & Madonna are? Old age there speaking out of both sides of his mouth. Besides i don't hate anyone. Old age should lay off the crack. & smoke a little more weed


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