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Archived News Release from 2005

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Redwood City Benefit Concert for Hurricane Relief Effort This Sunday!

Redwood City, CA -  September 21, 2005

WHAT: Redwood City concert fundraiser for hurricane relief featuring popular local bands: All Star Jukebox, Joe Escobar Jazz Cats, Brad Wolfe & The Moon, Big Twang, and special guests

WHEN: Sunday, September 25th 2005 from 3 pm until 7:30 pm

WHERE: Red Morton Park behind the community center, located at 1120 Roosevelt Avenue in Redwood City.

MORE: Bring a picnic and a donation for the Red Cross (the Red Cross prefers monetary donations rather than goods). View a public service announcement for the concert.

EVEN MORE: From 2 pm – 6 pm AuctionDrop will accept donated items which they will auction on eBay, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.

Acceptable items for donation to the AuctionDrop / eBay auction fundraiser: antiques and collectibles; camcorders; cameras; computers; consumer electronics; designer jewelry, watches, purses, leather goods. AuctionDrop will manage the entire eBay sales process for the donated items and issue a check to the Red Cross after the items sell.

Items donated for this fundraising auction should have an assumed value of at least $75 and weigh less than 25 lbs

THANKS: Additional sponsorship is provided by Cleary & Partners, Foster City Athletic Club, Gelb Music, Intuit, Western Allied, Auction City, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Rich Audio Productions, SF Booking Agency, Western Allied Mechanical, and Whole Foods Market.

Redwood City would like to thank these businesses and the volunteers in our community who came together to put on this special fundraising event. As a united community contributing to the much-needed longer-term relief effort, Redwood City can show the Gulf Coast people affected by the hurricane that they have our great support. Together, the people of Redwood City and the Red Cross can make a difference in the lives of many others.

Visit Redwood City's award-winning website at for information about this event, the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.


Chris Beth
Recreation and Community Services Superintendent

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