12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Donations Go To Charities
By Jessica Rawden 2012-12-31 12:33:08
Plenty of musicians and fans did not hold back when Chase announced 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy, a mostly musical show that also featured some classic hosting and video moments that made the event seem more like a variety show. Among the musical performances were Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Dave Grohl, Bon Jovi, and Paul McCartney. All of those names came together to make money for the victims of the hurricane, and make money they did, but what is the Robin Hood Relief Fund doing with that money?
On the evening of the grand show, over 19.3 million Americans watched the spectacle unfold on multiple networks. Those numbers translated to over $50 million dollars given in relief funding, to be doled out by the Robin Hood Relief Fund. According to Fox News, the charity has opted to give out significant chunks of money to the small organizations that first brought volunteers and rebuilding efforts to the area in the days and weeks after the big storm.
More than 160 organizations have been given shares of the $50 million fund to complete projects for Sandy relief. For instance, a Pennsylvania group, The Mennonite Disaster Service, earned $150,000 to send those with homebuilding skills to New York City to help with relief. Additionally, a church in New Jersey was gifted with $25,000 dollars to build showers and places to sleep for Sandy relief volunteers. By spreading the money out, the Robin Hood Relief Fund has been able to help multitudes of people post-Sandy in many different areas.