Rockin’ For the Homeless displaced by Hurricane Sandy Doing something cool to keep someone warm this Winter
On Sunday, December 8th, Blank-Fest New Jersey VII to help the Homeless displaced by Hurricane Sandy or whose lack of a home was impacted by the storm, was held at The Cup, 1410 E. Elizabeth Avenue, Linden NJ.
According to Rich Kubicz, who organized the event, this year a record breaking number of blankets, coats as well as cash contributions were made. He said:
“In these tough times and after Sandy, I believe we all understand how important it is to help those less fortunate than ourselves. But many of us are also feeling the economic pinch, and money is hard to come by. This is a great, inexpensive way to help someone in need.”
The very first Blank-Fest concert to benefit the homeless was held 15 years ago and the event was founded by New York native Kenn Rowell. That show was held in 1997 in Nyack, NY. Since then, musicians in several U.S. states, Canada and England have heard about the cause and organized their own Blank-Fest benefit concerts. Over its 15-year history, Blank-Fest has collected and distributed more than 10,000 blankets to the homeless.