Superstorm Sandy benefit concert on NBC Friday

Nov 1, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KSDK NewsChannel 5

NBC is doing a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit.

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galer

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Nov 1, 2012
 
Can't wait to watch! What great people to do this!!
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Nov 1, 2012
 
I feel for THE VICTIMS, especially in places like Hoeboken NJ or people that lost THEIR actual HOME and not just 'a' house. I would donate to someone who lost their place to live or suffered medically. BUT I will NOT donate for someone who lost a vacation home, rental house, tax write off, income property or a second house.

I'm not cheerleading the destruction but I will take a step back and really think about what happend in beach communities especially. Yes, WHO are THE victims so we can help them out.

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Carpetbaggers, you seem to be iplying that there is something "shady" about this benefit??!!! Why would you think such a thing?? It seems to me that Bruce, Jon and the other artists are just trying to help the best way they know how. The rad Cross is stretched to it's limits right now I'm sure, and a quick centralized influx of cash donations seems like a wonderful way to help alot of people devastated by this storm.
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Carpetbaggers, you seem to be iplying that there is something "shady" about this benefit??!!! Why would you think such a thing?? It seems to me that Bruce, Jon and the other artists are just trying to help the best way they know how. The rad Cross is stretched to it's limits right now I'm sure, and a quick centralized influx of cash donations seems like a wonderful way to help alot of people devastated by this storm.
I don't think the event is fraudulent but I don't think too many realize how many beach front or barrier island homes are second homes to out of towners. I feel for their loss but I want the aid to get to those who lost their actual home and suffered loss as a permanent year round resident. Same for federal aid, I don't want to be paying for a vacation home or rental property as a taxpayer.

I see the bulk of the attention going to beach front communities and yet in places like Hoboken they still need people to be rescued or aided. It is the actual resident I want helped first. Staten Island got fatally pummeled and the media was showing sand bags around the stock exchange building. If you give to specific charity make sure towns and cities other than beach front have priority because that's where the permanent year round resident.

Fund rising is fine but "free" money leads to fraud.

Good Luck to all who suffered in the storm.

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God Bless Jon, Bruce and Billy Joel for their wonderful efforts to raise money for the victims!
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I think its absolutely fantastic....period!

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God Bless Jon, Bruce and Billy Joel for their wonderful efforts to raise money for the victims!
So happy to see something like this pulled together so quickly to raise $$$$ to help those in need! And, boy, are there many, many, many in need!:(

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So happy to see something like this pulled together so quickly to raise $$$$ to help those in need! And, boy, are there many, many, many in need!:(
I am too! This is so wonderful! This is a huge mitzvah, which is a good deed. I am not Jewish, i am Catholic, but the word mitzvah seemed so appropriate...

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raynesong wrote:
Carpetbaggers, you seem to be iplying that there is something "shady" about this benefit??!!! Why would you think such a thing?? It seems to me that Bruce, Jon and the other artists are just trying to help the best way they know how. The rad Cross is stretched to it's limits right now I'm sure, and a quick centralized influx of cash donations seems like a wonderful way to help alot of people devastated by this storm.
I agree, they're not collecting for themselves just for others:)

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Nov 1, 2012
 
God bless all the people involved in getting this benefit organized so quickly.

My thoughts and prayer to all of the people affected by the hurricane.

It's nice to see "the power of we" working together !!!
galer

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Nov 1, 2012
 
We can thank Matt Lauer..I heard he called his friends :) Love it!!
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Carpetbaggers, it sounds to me like you have convinced yourself of a very misinformed stereotype. Yes, there are people of means who sustained damage (for example, Richie's mom will not need charity-type aid to rebuild) but there are plenty of year-round blue collar residents in the affected areas. The neighborhood that was so flooded the firefighters couldn't get to the burning homes...that's not rich-folk-ville despite being right near the water. Some of those firefighters lived in that area and watched helplessly as their homes burned while they were hip-deep in water.

I don't fault you for wanting to be sure your money helps those in need, but it sounds like you just don't know that not only wealthy people had homes near the water.

The biggest flaw in your line of thinking: anyone who had an 'extra' home on the water, an expensive beach getaway, has the insurance to go along with it. Again, Richie's mom as an example. You can bet they have insurance on that house. It may take some haggling and cutting through red tape to actually get the money from the insurance company to rebuild, but Richie is not going to apply to FEMA for federal aid.

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carpetbaggers wrote:
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I don't think the event is fraudulent but I don't think too many realize how many beach front or barrier island homes are second homes to out of towners. I feel for their loss but I want the aid to get to those who lost their actual home and suffered loss as a permanent year round resident. Same for federal aid, I don't want to be paying for a vacation home or rental property as a taxpayer.
I see the bulk of the attention going to beach front communities and yet in places like Hoboken they still need people to be rescued or aided. It is the actual resident I want helped first. Staten Island got fatally pummeled and the media was showing sand bags around the stock exchange building. If you give to specific charity make sure towns and cities other than beach front have priority because that's where the permanent year round resident.
Fund rising is fine but "free" money leads to fraud.
Good Luck to all who suffered in the storm.
I won't be as nice as Lisa so if you want nice don't continue to read.

Excuse me but you have very bad information. The barrier island that includes seaside was a working class barrier island with many of the homes handed down for generations. many just small bungalows, not mansions. As a matter of fact the majority of the island are small bungalows. There are also many year round residents of that barrier island who are retired at one time they had more then one home maybe but with NJ property taxes could not afford to keep both homes and the other home so they could spend their retirement at the beach. They are not rich people. They did have to do search and recover on the islands because they knew that there would be people found dead, some survived but the island was hit hard. Hoboken was doing rescues partly because people are stupid and did not leave when they were told to evacuate, people on the barrier island for the most part did evacuate. What an arrogant ass you are, maybe if you have suffered loss you would have a freaking clue. Stupid ass.
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Hey Bon Jersey, how are you? Where are you? Did you end up with much damage?
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Hi Bon Jersey,

Say it sister! I have just come home from Westerly, RI helping my nephew and his family rummage through what remains of their lives. She is a nurse and he is an boat mechanic. They are working class people. I have found next to any
"rich" neighborhood you find a working class one. RI and Conn. weren't hit as hard as NJ and NY, but these people deserve our help!

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Hey Bon Jersey, how are you? Where are you? Did you end up with much damage?
Hey I am in North Jersey with family as I have lost my home as many others did.
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Hey I am in North Jersey with family as I have lost my home as many others did.
omg, I am so sorry to hear that. I can't even begin to understand how it must feel to lose your home. Please know that you are in the thoughts of others as you try to rebuild homes and lives.

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BonJersey wrote:
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Hey I am in North Jersey with family as I have lost my home as many others did.
So sorry to hear this. I hope your family able to get out without any physical injuries on top of the loss of your home. I'll be praying for you and all others that have been so greatly affected by Sandy.((HUGS))

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BonJersey wrote:
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Hey I am in North Jersey with family as I have lost my home as many others did.
I am SO sorry for the loss of your home! Thank God you still have your life, and i will keep you in my prayers! XO

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