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Students Organize Concert Event to Benefit Haiti Relief Efforts

Recording Artist Taylor Swift Attends Fundraiser
BelmontSupportsHaitiBenefit.jpgBelmont University students Chloe Williams and Lindsy Anton organized a successful “Belmont Supports Haiti” benefit showcase Sunday night March 21 in Neely Dining Hall. The event was held to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti following the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake.
Christian recording artist and Belmont songwriting adjunct instructor Ginny Owens kicked off the evening by performing two songs, and Belmont artists including Miss B, Christina Morris, Kierra Norman, Jessica Anderson, Rayvon, David Davis, Jimmy Saiz, Lazrmnstre and the dance crew B.O.W. also performed. The concert featured several donation opportunities, and the performers sold CDs, EPs and demos for the relief efforts as well.
The showcase attracted an audience of more than 100 people, including recording artist Taylor Swift. The showcase raised about $691, and the proceeds will be split between the Clinton/Bush Foundation and World Vision.
Anton said, “The experience was absolutely amazing. I’ve never been on the producing end of a concert before and watching the way people pulled together to reach out to Haiti and make a difference was incredible to see. I loved what we accomplished last night and hope to continue helping Belmont make a difference.”