Local Band Organizes Benefit Concert for Fire Victims | Community Spirit
A local band is hosting a benefit concert for the people displaced by the fire at Geno's restaurant in June. The fire displayed 16 residents at the Sinto Apartments, including the mother of the band's lead singer.
“If you can help, please do, these people need it,” says Jim Hale, lead singer of local band Wicked Obsession. “They just went through the worst thing they possibly could.”
Hale's mother, Carol Rehle, lived at the Sinto apartments and lost everything the night of the fire. Hale says his mom is dealing with a tremendous amount of heart ache in the aftermath of the blaze. That's why Hale and his band have organized a benefit concert to raise money and collect items for the families in need.
It's the youngest victims that have really tugged at Hale's heart. Several children lived in the apartments that were destroyed and Hale is encouraging people to bring donations of diapers, formula, clothing and toys to help make the transition easier for the youngsters.
“It's just nice to help out in any way that you can,” says Hale, who wants to make sure that the victims of the fire aren't forgotten as time passes. He explains that while the flames may be out, the hardship it caused for those living in the Sinto Apartments isn't going any time soon.
Donations taken at the concert will be given to the Red Cross who is working with SNAP to help the displaced residents.
Sinto Apt. Fire Victims Benefit—Featuring Wicked Obsession and Mojave Wizard
- Monday, July 8th, 7pm
- The Hop, 706 N. Monroe
- For more information contact Wicked Obsession on Facebook