To support their neighbors displaced by the recent hurricanes, Casey Kearney and April Roach, with the help of 30A Event Planning, hosted the Bands of 30A Storm Relief Concert Sept. 17 at the Gulf Place amphitheater.

All proceeds were donated to Matthew 25 Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization working in Houston and the Florida Keys.

An estimated 1,000 people showed up and enjoyed music throughout the day from the Allman Goldflies Band, Casey Kearney, Chris Alvarado, Dread Clampitt, Forrest Williams Band, Sam Jackson, Scott Crompton, The BluJays, and Will Thompson.

“The event was put together very quickly, but because of the generosity of the community and eagerness to help it was more successful than we ever imagined,” said host and musician Kearney.

Although 30A Storm Relief was free to attend, concert goers were asked to make a $10 donation for full day access. Grayton Beach Catering plated meals for sale, and 100 percent of the proceeds went to the relief fund. Altogether, the event raised a grand total of $13,000 for Matthew 25 Ministries.

The number of guests who stopped by the OneBlood Bus surpassed the employees expectations, with 34 donors. OneBlood was able to help 102 patients in need of blood in one day.