FLOOD OF RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT ABLE TO RAISE OVER $6,000.00 IN DONATIONS FOR THE SOUTHERN WV FLOOD RECOVERY
Area benefit concert featured 8 bands and over 50 different silent auction items.
On Saturday, July 9, Front Porch Live, in collaboration with Sammi Brown were able to generate over $6000.00 in donations that will be used to aid in the recovery of the recent flooding in Southern, West Virginia. The event was named Flood of Relief and was held at Longshots Billiards in Charles Town. Many local residents were in attendance to show their solidarity with those affected by the tragic flooding in West Virginia. There were 8 regional bands that donated their time and talent for the 10 hour concert. Christopher Leipold, owner of Anywhere Studios, ran sound for the event. In addition to the music, a silent auction was set up for patrons to bid on various local items. Over 30 local merchants donated over 50 items that were auctioned off during the event.
Sammi Brown, candidate for the House of Delegates in the 65th District which includes Charles Town and Ranson, worked the door collecting donations as patrons arrived. She was overjoyed at the outpouring of love and support for our fellow West Virginians. There was no set denomination for donation, but many opened their hearts and wallets giving $20’s and writing checks. “Our community did not disappoint. That kind of generosity is absolutely humbling,” Sammi stated. “Not only that, but the artists that played, and the local businesses that donated their goods to the raffle, everyone came together to produce an incredible event. Thank you to everyone involved.”
This donation will be presented to Aurora Lights, a non-profit organization that is a leading effort in assisting with the flood relief in WV.
Front Porch Live is the live music arm of the future microbrewery, Front Porch Brewing Co, in Charles Town. Information about future events can be found at facebook.com/frontporchbrewingco
Front Porch Live produces live music events specializing in fundraising concerts at music venues around the eastern panhandle
Front Porch Brewing Co is a microbrewery in downtown Charles Town, currently in construction with an estimated opening date of fall 2016.