2017-10-18 / Features

Community Raises $4,000 For Puerto Rico


Musicians, business owners, and community members came together at SingleCut Beersmiths to raise more than $4,000 for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Musicians, business owners, and community members came together at SingleCut Beersmiths to raise more than $4,000 for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. On Thursday, October 12 musicians, business owners, and community members came together at SingleCut Beersmiths to raise more than $4,000 for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

The event titled, “You Don’t Know How It Feels: A Benefit For Hurricane Maria” was a tribute concert to the late American songwriter Tom Petty that was intended to raise money to donate to the Hispanic Federation, a highly rated non-profit organization raising funds for Puerto Rico.

The total funds raised for the night were $4,178.08. SingleCut donated 100% of the proceeds from their 18-Watt IPA and their 19-33 Pilsner. The local brewery then matched the proceeds made on those beers to add to the final tally.

In addition to local community members attending, local businesses such as The Bonnie, BareBurger, Rocco’s Pizzeria, and HiFi Records and Cafe donated gift-cards and prizes that were put towards a raffle that generated more than $500.

The event was organized by local concert producer Chris Pizzolo, and SingleCut Beersmiths. “The event came together instantly. SingleCut are pros when it comes to housing large events like this, and the community couldn’t have been more supportive,” said Pizzolo.

The house band was the Queens Borough Musical All-Stars featuring guest performances from local artists like Colin Dempsey, Kevin Goldhan, Jamie Thomas, Jay Waber, Walter “Sick Walt” Novak and more.

If you are interested in donating to the Hispanic Federation please visit www.hispanicfederation.org—Bert Gold

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