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Point Beach Cares: A Concert for Ukraine this weekend to raise money for displaced Ukrainians

Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra visited Ukrainian refugees a few weeks ago at the Polish border. This weekend, the mayor and Jenkinson's will host Point Beach Cares: A Concert for Ukraine to raise money for displaced Ukrainians.

News 12 Staff

Apr 8, 2022, 11:47 AM

Updated 805 days ago

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Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra visited Ukrainian refugees a few weeks ago at the Polish border. This weekend, the mayor and Jenkinson's will host Point Beach Cares: A Concert for Ukraine to raise money for displaced Ukrainians. 
Headlined by legendary singer and guitarist Bobby Bandiera, this Sunday's Ukrainian benefit show at Jenkinson's is set to raise more than $200,000 for the refugees. 
“It's almost unfathomable to think about the numbers in the devastation,” says Kanitra. “Some of them are still in disbelief thinking they're going back in a couple weeks. Rebuilding is going to take decades and decades.”
The concert came together as Kanitra visited the border in Poland and assisted with several charities. 
“Jenkinson's has stepped up in a huge way offering the venue and the staff. They benefited from having Ukrainians come over and help operate the rides and attractions for many years, just like the bureau of Point Pleasant Beach and our residence and guests have as well,” says Kanitra.
Bandiera came on board and brought a talented lineup, including Eddie Testa, Paul Forbert and the Ukrainian Choir.  
“Everybody was willing to jump in. We've been looking for a way to do something for the Ukraine and donate our time and efforts for a fundraiser positively,” says Bandiera.
Doors open Sunday at 4 p.m. The concert is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.


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