Hurricane Relief Via Beers & Vinyl

Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: News

Hurricane damageThe loudest city in North Carolina has heart.

Max Benbassat, founder of Campaign For a Better Greensboro (CFBG), used to call Queens, NY home. After Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast, Max decided to donate 25% of all beer & record sales to a relief effort made by In Good Company. The donations will be used to help hurricane victims in the Rockaway Peninsula & Broad Channel areas that have been displaced and/or find themselves in desperate need of basic supplies, such as food and clothing.

North Carolina is no stranger to hurricane damage, but few of us have been in such dire straits as the residents in Benbassat’s old neighborhood. What if it had been Greensboro?, I’ve wondered. I like to think other cities (and their venues) would take the initiative that CFBG has to make a difference in our hometown.

It just so happens that this initiative speaks to the indie culture of our town, offering incentives of beer and records to get our dollars out there. Is there a better way to get a hangover? No. No there is not.

The donation effort at CFBG (930 S. Chapman St.) lasts through Saturday, November 10th. Find out more about In Good Company at their official website.

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