12.12.12

Posted on December 13, 2012

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This will be the last one in our lifetime. Did you do anything special today?

In New York City, a concert is being held right now at the Madison Square Garden to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Musicians, actors, organizations, donors, and fans have come together to make this benefit concert a reality.

Many times in my life, I’ve witnessed how music brings people together, no matter what the circumstances. Other than today’s 12.12.12. Concert for Sandy Relief, another charity concert, the Global Citizen Festival, was also held earlier this year in New York City. In August of this year, OneRepublic released a single, “Feel Again,” that was inspired by heartbeats of children in need, and song downloads will help save the lives of millions of children around the world (www.everybeatmatters.org by Save the Children). There also were the numerous artists who came together in 1985 to record “We Are the World” for hunger relief in Africa, then in 2010 to benefit earthquake victims in Haiti.

I’ve heard musicians say that music changed their lives. With today’s concert and past experiences, I think it’s safe to say that music changes not only the lives of people who make music but also of those who listen to it and are touched by its ability to bring people together.

To Donate:

1-855-465-HELP (4357)

http://www.121212concert.org

Posted in: Emergency, Giving