Abbey Road on the River, the largest Beatles festival in the United States, partnered with the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region for the second consecutive year. Beatles fans from across the region and beyond attended the event to indulge in live performances, mouthwatering food, and Beatles’ paraphernalia.
The American Red Cross was on the scene and raffled a guitar contributed by the Gretsch company and Beatles’ memorabilia donated by the office of Sir Paul McCartney to raise money for American Red Cross disaster relief programs. Many guests stopped by the American Red Cross booth to purchase raffle tickets, donate money, and take pictures with our volunteers and paper fans that read “I am a fan of the American Red Cross.”
David Calrone was the lucky winner of the Gretsch guitar. “I have to thank my wife Robin who continuously gives money to support the Red Cross. She truly has a heart of gold. We don’t have much money, but we feel comfortable donating our money to the American Red Cross because they use it for their disaster relief programs. It just feels great knowing you’re doing a good thing for so many people,” said David.
Jennifer Montgomery, a staff member of Abbey Road on the River, expressed her extreme satisfaction with the event. “The event was a huge success! We brought people from all over the world to Washington D.C. for love of the Beatles! We were also able to help raise money for such a worthy cause and take pride in our partnership with the Red Cross.”