2nd annual Schoharie Rock n' Roll Flood Relief Concert
Thousands of people gather in downtown Schoharie to dance their way towards more flood relief. YNN's Maria Valvanis has more.
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SCHOHARIE, N.Y. -- Vendor, Martin Shrederis, said, "We've got a nice crowd here today, and I hope the weather stays like this."
The 2nd annual Rock n' Roll Flood Relief Concert took place on Saturday in downtown Schoharie. The money raised from the event goes directly to Schoharie Area Long Term, also known as SALT, to help those effected by Tropical Storm Irene.
"This concert is the kick off to our way to go campaign, we've come a long way, but unfortunately we still have a way to go, so we're going to have a whole series of events to raise money, and keep the awareness up," said Sarah Goodrich, Executive Director of SALT.
Event founder, Paul Locascio, said, "Last year we raised over 27,000 dollars, this year we're aiming for 50,000."
Tasty treats, games, and multiple performances, including up and coming country star, Chelsea Cavanaugh, kept guests of all ages happy. And, after such a difficult year, a smile makes all the difference.
Locascio said, "This is a good way to give them a morale boost, and make them want to stay and make more people want to move in here, and keep the town going."
"It's amazing, I love doing charity events, and helping to raise money, for a great cause," said Cavanaugh.
And the National Grid Mobile Command Center is on site, which is deployed when the company responds to major disasters, like last year's storms.
"We're really trying to show our support still, were still a year later, turning services on, it's still not over, and we're just trying to help out," National Grid spokesperson, Patrick Stella, said.
"Events like these are so important, it keeps the awareness going, it helps encourage the people that are still working hard to recover, and it does help us continue to raise the matching funds that we need," said Goodrich.