September 28, 2017

Rock-n-Relief Concert Raises Over $5,000 for Hurricane Victims

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation’s Rock-n-Relief youth concert, held Sunday, September 17, at AMP by Strathmore, exceeded its fundraising goal, bringing in over $5,000 for hurricane victims in Florida and Texas.

Radio personality Angie Ange from 93.9 WKYS hosted the two-hour concert that featured five bands and four soloists. Many of the young musicians who performed were previously involved with the Recreation Department’s MoCo’s Got Talent program.

Partnering with the Recreation Department were: Bach to Rock, Strathmore and the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association (MRPA).

The hurricane relief funds will be distributed to communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, through the Houston Parks Board Foundation, and to communities in Florida impacted by Hurricane Irma, through the Florida Recreation and Park Association, via the MRPA, which serves as the trustee.

Many people continue to want to help our neighbors in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and beyond who experienced widespread devastation from the recent hurricanes. The most effective way to support disaster survivors in their recovery is to donate money and time to trusted and reputable organizations. FEMA is offering guidance on providing support for people directly impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma as well as Hurricane Maria.

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