Concert for Union Beach held to help Sandy-ravaged residents

A free music festival was held today in Union Beach, a community that was hard hit by Superstorm Sandy. The Concert for Union Beach, featuring

The day?s events featured live and local music

The day?s events featured live and local music acts. (Credit: News 12)

UNION BEACH - A free music festival was held today in Union Beach, a community that was hard hit by Superstorm Sandy.

The Concert for Union Beach, featuring live and local music acts, started as a dream for Donald Burke, the organizer of the day’s festivities. After the storm hit in late-October, he felt like there was more he could do to help residents whose homes were washed away.

Along with the many local performers, a 50/50 raffle was held and UB Strong sold T-shirts and athletic gear. The fundraising effort tallied $6,000 for Union Beach Sandy victims.

Anyone interested in donating to UB Strong can email UBStrong2012@gmail.com.

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