Why?? What about the victims that still don’t have power and that still need food/help?! Where is the Red Cross? They can help every country out in a matter of hours and throw a big concert to raise money for the Red Cross that isn’t even helping people? Here is an article about the big concert:
“Things are going to get better,” said Bronx-born Mary J. Blige, before ripping into the gospel-soul “Living Proof.” As she sang, images of hurricane devastation — now so painfully familiar to New Jerseyans and New Yorkers — played on large screens behind her. It was a stirring reminder of what she was singing for: She, along with some of the affected area’s most popular music stars, had gathered at NBC’s Rockefeller Center studios to raise consciousness about the effects of the storm, and to ask a national audience to contribute to the Red Cross relief efforts.
The live televised performances on Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together — including appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera, and Sting— were, at times, rough. But all of these veteran musicians were all clearly affected by the storm, and chose material meant to resonate with the disaster and inspire hope. Mary J. Blige was followed onstage by an emotional Springsteen, who first appeared as a six-string slinging sideman backing comedian Jimmy Fallon and Steven Tyler’s ragged rendition of “Under the Boardwalk.” “God bless New York, and God bless the Jersey Shore,” he shouted at the conclusion of “Land of Hope and Dreams,” a song he performed with the expanded version of E Street Band behind him.
The hourlong broadcast often felt as much like an episode of a network newsmagazine as it did a musical telethon. Much of Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, which aired from 8 to 9 p.m. on NBC and affiliated stations, was dedicated to footage of devastated neighborhoods in New Jersey and New York. These were narrated by television newsmen: anchor Brian Williams, who has been eager to share his childhood memories of the Jersey Shore, and TODAY host Matt Lauer, who filmed his segment in the Rockaways and drew connections between Sandy and 9/11. Some of these news-show pieces were set to music: Springsteen’s “Tunnel of Love” scored the sad trip to Seaside, and Coldplay’s comforting “Fix You” played during a montage of submerged streets.