When one week became one month and it occurred to America and the world that the Gulf Coast oil spill was bigger than anyone initially imagined, Gulf Coast loving musicians did what they do best.
They raised $300,000 for oil spill affected families.
The Gulf Aid Benefit concert was produced by Rehage Entertainment, sponsored by the Jaeger Foundation, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Southern Eagle, Champagne and Mockler Beverage, and organized by WWOZ-FM, SDT Waste and Disposal and the MCC group.
At the event, we captured simple messages of love and hope for the Gulf Coast. Here they are, some sad, some mad, some compassionate, always unscripted.
They are our love notes to the coast. Please leave yours in the comments below.
To continue to help, donations can be made by texting GULFAID with a space followed by the amount you want to contribute to 27138 (ie; “GULFAID 10” to “27138”), by logging on to www.gulfaid.org or mailed to Gulf Relief Foundation, a 501 C3 non-profit corporation located at P.O. Box 6917, Metairie, LA 70009, that supports organizations focused on wetlands/coastal environmental issues and the regional seafood industry.