Boston Charity Concert Raises Support For Hurricane Victims

BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts is continuing to pour out its heart and to open its pockets to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The Boston-based R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe used the power of music to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Some people traveled from other states to be a part of the event. Nicole Jones came from Baltimore for tonight’s Unity Concert at City Hall.

“It’s wonderful. It’s amazing that everyone is coming out to support,” Jones said.

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Bell Biv DeVoe donations for Harvey victims. (WBZ-TV)

The concert was free to the public, but people were asked to donate unused school supplies. And the donations were plentiful. Boxes filled up with markers, notebooks and binders to help students in Houston.

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Bell Biv DeVoe at the City Hall Plaza concert. (WBZ-TV)

Virginian Catina Clark was glad to help the kids who haven’t been able to start school.

“Victims of Hurricane Harvey, the students haven’t been able to start school. Being able to collect school supplies for them gives them a sense that things are going to get back to normal,” Clark said.

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Eversource crews prepare to deploy to Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma. (Image Credit: Doug Cope/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Earlier in the day Eversource workers showed their generosity in a different way. About 100 employees started the trip to the Sunshine State to help fix anticipated power outages as Hurricane Irma veers towards South Florida.

Eversource manager Darryl White says the trip is really in the line of duty.

This is what we do. We’re glad to go down and assist in any way we can. It’s tough being away from your families for weeks at a time,” White said.

Whether it’s showing support through donations or manpower, the people of Massachusetts are sending a clear message that they’re willing to help.

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