Raleigh middle school hosts tornado relief concert

Posted May 13, 2011 10:26 p.m. EDT
Updated May 13, 2011 10:52 p.m. EDT

— Change and chaos blew in on April 16 for students and teachers at Raleigh's Ligon Middle School when a band of damaging tornadoes swept across the capital city. On Friday night, almost a month after the storms brought destruction to the neighborhoods around Ligon, the school hosted a benefit concert to raise money to help with that rebuilding effort.

"April 16th was really chaotic for us," said teacher Christine Rechenberg. "I looked up the street and saw my sister's house leaning back. Mine should have been seen in front of hers, and mine was no where to be found."

The event, originally conceived as a year-end celebration, quickly morphed into a benefit concert. The Chris Hendricks Band donated their time and talents, and all the proceeds from the $5 cost of admission will go to Ligon students and teachers who lost something in the storms.

"I don't really know how far the money will go, but I know it's going to the right place, and it's going to help somebody," Hendricks said.