New York City radio station, WPLJ, has put together a film montage of scenes from Hurricane Sandy edited to American Idol winner, Phillip Phillip’s “Home” music video. The song, which has recently gone double platinum, continues to resonate with the public, this time in a profound way. I have to admit that I got a little lump in my throat watching the clip, and I’m not a crier.
On Thursday November 15, Phillip will join forces with the Staten Island PS22 choir as he performs a few songs with them LIVE from the school to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. Out of the 5 New York City boroughs, Staten Island was hit particularly hard by the storm.
You can buy a ticket to the Sandy fundraiser at Stage It. I’m going to buy a ticket. and I probably will not be able to attend. It’s a worthy cause. If you missed it, check out videos from Friday night’s telethon to benefit the victims of Sandy, featuring performances by Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Sting, Bon Jovi and Mary J. Blige. Also, there is more information there on how you can donate to relief efforts.