Delaware Coast Aid, a coalition of Cape Region people and businesses, along with the Center for the Inland Bays, held a benefit concert for the New Jersey Shore Nov. 15 at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. Titled “From Our Coast to Their Shore,” the benefit featured four regional bands, Big Hat No Cattle, Lower Case Blues, Love Seed Mama Jump and E St. Shuffle Band. The event also featured food, beverages and kids activities.
More than 750 people attended the event and to date over $60,000 has been raised. Proceeds will assist in the response, recovery and relief effort from Hurricane Sandy directly to the Jersey Shore points of impact. A portion of the proceeds will also be maintained locally in conjunction with the Center For Inland Bays to aid in the recovery of local coastal habitats.
Several local businesses contributed to the event, including Highway One which provided the venue, and Schell Brothers who kicked off the fundraising by contributing $10,000.
Shown at the event are (l-r) Kevin Roberts, co-organizer; Joey Adams, Highway One; and Chip Thompson, co-organizer. To contribute to the fund go to www.delawarecoastaid.org and follow Delaware Coast Aid on facebook at www.facebook.com/decoastgulfaid.