A news release issued today says that last Tuesday's benefit at the Sheldon Concert Hall raised more than $20,000 for Doctors Without Borders’ relief efforts in Haiti.
The “St. Louis Musicians for Haiti” concert was hosted by longtime St. Louis broadcaster Julius Hunter and featured performances from singer Brian Owens, folk group Mayor Taylor, the Bottoms Up Blues Gang, pianist Peter Martin, singer Mardra Thomas and pianist Reggie Thomas, singer Kim Massie, pianist Peter Henderson and singer Christine Brewer. Dozens of St. Louis visual artists also donated works which were sold to raise money for the cause.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.
The concert was aired live on local cable and the Web by HEC-TV, and you can see a recap of it at http://www.hectv.org/#.