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The 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert Raises $30 Million

December 14, 2012 (8:24 am) GMT
Celebrity performers staged a mega-concert that drove-up ticket sales and donations for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert Raises $30 Million

With its aim to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert brought together some of the biggest names in entertainment and has now raised $30 million. The five-hour charity event held Wednesday night, December 12 from the Madison Square Garden in the Big Apple drove up ticket sales, corporate donations and sponsorships for the victims of the superstorm that struck selected parts of the U.S., particularly New York and New Jersey, back in October.

Organizers of the event, the Robin Hood Foundation, revealed that the $30 million in proceeds currently raised by the benefit concert is expected to increase as revenues from TV broadcasts and internet live-streaming will still be added up. The inspirational concert with all its electrifying performances are sure to rake in more funds to benefit those devastated by Sandy.

Rock and roll heavyweights were aplenty, with , & his band , , , , , , of , , and more thrilling both the crowd and television audience. Comedians like , , , and many others delighted the crowd and provided comic relief throughout the concert.

and provided R'n'B and hip-hop flare to the show. Other celebrities who were part of the telecast were , Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York.

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