Sound Against Sandy

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PLAINS TOWNSHIP -- Six bands took the stage inside Breakers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Wednesday night for an event titled Sound Against Sandy, a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The fundraiser supported the American Red Cross Sandy relief efforts.

Folks donated $10 each for the chance to rock out to music.

“It's 12/12/12, and it’s a great reason to come out and support the American Red Cross and all of their efforts. I know Sandy was a huge storm that affected many people, not only in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but throughout New Jersey and surrounding states,” said organizer Jeannine Lesante-Mazurkiwecz of Making a Difference Foundation.

Superstorm Sandy left tens of thousands without power in northeastern Pennsylvania. Some were in the dark for a week.

Trees and utility lines were torn down, and properties were damaged.

“It's really important for us to gain awareness and really just try to get everyone as involved as possible and, you know, we always try to do every benefit thing, but this is important to us too,” said Christian Lombardo of the band, The Sunset Villains.

He and all the other musicians donated their time for the fundraiser.

People who came to enjoy the shows agreed.

“I just think it's really important to help others in need, especially during this season, especially for the victims,” said Lori Zazycki of Freeland.

The money raised from the event will go to the American Red Cross locally.

“They will disperse that money where they feel fit, who needs the most help,” said Lesante-Mazurkiwecz.