Clermont Co. concert raises $12K for tornado victims

CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - The Clermont County fairgrounds were alive with the sound of music as a charity concert was held Saturday to raise money for tornado victims.

Dave Shenefelt is one of the concert organizers and says it was all about neighbor helping neighbor.

"The whole purpose of this isn't really who gets anything out of this other than the people in need who were affected by the tornadoes," said Shenefelt.

Shenefelt is the drummer in Dirty Pink, one of several bands that donated their time and talent for the event.

Gary Watkins used to live in Moscow and says he had to help.

"Give what you can, as much as you can and hopefully these people can get back on track and get their lives straightened back up," said Watkins.

Lisa Rogers says the extent of the devastation is heartbreaking.

"I brought a hundred bucks to donate I'm hoping everybody at least does that, it'll all add up," said Rogers.

Kelly Shafter is a cabinet maker who says he wanted to help because his business is doing well.

"I have a lot of friends that live in Moscow and whether they're friends or not the people need it," said Shafter.

Donald Cummings says the outpouring from the community is heart warming.

"I wanted to come out and support the cause. I think it's a great thing that they're doing. It's good to see people in the area come together, you know in a time of need," said Cummings.

In addition to live music there was a 50-50 raffle, a silent auction, $5 hair cuts and food.

The proceeds go to Matthew 25 ministries to support their storm relief efforts.

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