Bootsy and friends raise money for tornado relief

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - Bootsy Collins calls on the Tri-State to help the victims of the March 2nd tornadoes. Collins and his wife Patti, and nearly 30 area musical acts performed for people at Newport on the Levee. The Bootsy Collins Foundation sponsored the event.

"And lets go for the tornado victims," cried Patti Collins.

"Its a party baby," added Bootsy.

There was plenty of music played at Jefferson Hall and outside on the Levee grounds. A cookout featuring Queen City Sausage was also available to raise money for tornado relief.

"Somebody that's been through all the life changes and you know what they're going through, you want to help out as much as you can, "said volunteer Tobi Schmidt.

"They've lost family members and their home and everything that they've ever had," said event volunteer Tricia Riggs.

American Idol contestant Eben Franckewitz of Loveland was also on hand to lend his support. "It's like nobody really knows the pain of that until you've gone through it. I don't know that pain but they do. If they need me to go out there and help them, I will," said Franckewitz.

Proceeds will go to Matthew 25 Ministries, who in turn will pass it along to victims and their families to help them continue the rebuilding process.

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