Don Henley and David Crosby helped raise $300,000 for children of Merrimack Valley victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by headlining a concert last night (Dec. 5) at the Paul Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Mass. U.S. Rep. Martin Meehan (D-Mass.) organized the benefit to help children of his district pay for future education expenses.
“This seems to be a much more direct and satisfying way to participate and I have every faith that the money will go exactly to the right place,” said Henley.
Twenty-eight families in Meehan’s 5th District lost relatives in the Sept. 11 attacks. About 30 children lost parents. The funds will go to a not-for-profit education foundation Meehan created to oversee distribution. “They’ve had a real blow and they deserve some help,” said Crosby.
Meehan said it was an opportunity “for our community to let these local families know how much we care about them.”
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