For its Sandy Recovery Rebuilding efforts in Highlands, NJ

Highlands, NJ –  St. Bernard Project, a nationally recognized disaster recovery nonprofit organization, is hosting a benefit concert on SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015 from 12:00p.m.-8:30p.m. in Veterans Park, located on Bay Avenue in Highlands, NJ. The Sounds of Recovery concert is an effort to raise awareness and funds for long-term recovery needs in the Boro of Highlands, NJ. There will be live music, local food vendors, a beer garden with $5 drinks, gift auction prizes, a 50/50, face painting and more! Cover charge is a $15 recommended donation. There will be a 50/50 drawing every 2 hours, and all gift auction items will be drawn at the end of the event – attendance not required to win auctioned gifts.

SBP is collaborating with local business Water Witch Coffee and the Highlands Business Partnership on the event in an effort to raise $50,000 to be used in its residential rebuilding program which will serve residents still waiting to return home after Hurricane Sandy in Highlands, NJ.

The lineup is composed of upcoming local artists bringing a variety of sound.

12:00 p.m. Subject to Change, improvisational/blues funk band from Long Branch, NJ
1:00 p.m. The Lakehouse Music Academy, youth music students from Asbury Park, NJ
2:15 p.m. Dark City Strings, blue grass/Americana band from Asbury Park, NJ
3:30 p.m. The Shady Street Show Band, rhythm and blues band from Red Bank, NJ
4:45 p.m. The Cranston Dean Band, rock/blues/folk/funk band from Atlantic Highlands, NJ
6:00 p.m. Karmic Juggernaut, psychedelic progressive funk band from Asbury Park, NJ
7:15 p.m. The Underwater Sounds, reggae fusion band from Philadelphia, PA

*All concert proceeds will go directly towards St. Bernard Project’s recovery efforts in the Boro of Highlands. Donations are a vital resource to enable SBP’s clients – who would not otherwise be able to afford the cost of rebuilding – to move back home. Specifically, proceeds from Sounds of Recovery will be utilized on projects where there is an unmet funding need to complete construction and the homeowner meets SBP’s client eligibility standards.

Contact: Julie Giebler at [email protected] / 908-601-5332 or Kelly Riordan at [email protected] / 347.815.4085

About St. Bernard Project:
SBP is an innovative, award-winning rebuilding nonprofit organization, which works to ensure that disaster impacted citizens and communities recover in a prompt, efficient, and predictable manner. Through its Disaster Recovery Lab, SBP works to share lessons learned, prevent common barriers to recovery, and help communities utilize SBP’s standardized, repeatable and proven effective model. Since its founding in 2006, in response to Hurricane Katrina, SBP has rebuilt homes for over 900 families in greater New Orleans, Louisiana and Joplin, Missouri with the help of nearly 100,000 volunteers. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, SBP has also been working on the ground in Rockaway and Staten Island, New York to help displaced families rebuild their homes and their lives. So far in Monmouth and Ocean County, SBP has helped 20 return home. Learn more about our work in Sandy impacted areas and elsewhere at, on and on Twitter @StBernardProj

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