Benefit concert raised $400,000

Benefit concert raised $400,000

BLOOMINGTON — The Dec. 4 benefit concert, Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need, raised $400,783 for towns hit by recent tornadoes.

The sold-out show at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington raised funds for central Illinois communities, including Washington and Gifford, that were affected by the recent devastating tornadoes and winds.

Most of the organizations are based near Washington, Ill. Spokeswoman Phyllis Brusco McLay said some may be directed to local food banks.

Funds raised from ticket sales, auctions and donations will benefit the Midwest Food Bank, Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Tazwood Community Services, Toys for Tots and the Washington Rotary Club.

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