The American Red Cross continues to provide hope and comfort in Oklahoma after a second series of tornadoes touched down in the area this past weekend. Volunteers have been on the ground providing shelter, meals and emotional support for families in need, since a tornado tore through the area on May 20. After this weekend, the organization has expanded its relief effort to help people impacted by the most recent storms.
To assist in these vital relief efforts, the Strand Theater in Zelienople will donate a portion of the ticket sales from its Ricky Nelson Remembered concert on Saturday, June 8 to Red Cross disaster relief. The concert will feature Nelson’s twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar, and will offer two show times, 2 and 8 p.m.
“We are so appreciative for the Strand Theater’s support and generosity,” said Kevin Brown, executive director of the local Red Cross. “As a nonprofit organization that does not receive government funding, we rely on the kindness of individuals, companies and organizations, like the Strand Theater, to fulfill our humanitarian mission and help people in need.”
Tickets are $25 to $35 for reserve seating. Additionally, Matthew and Gunnar have donated an autographed guitar and a private dinner at Herbe’s Z-Town Café for themselves and two guests; both items will be auctioned online at TheStrandTheater.org until 6 p.m. Friday. All proceeds from these auctions will be donated to the Red Cross and its relief efforts in Oklahoma. Donations for the Red Cross will also be accepted at the event. Furthermore, the theater will donate $1 of every movie ticket sold through the end of June to the Red Cross.
To learn more about the Strand and the Ricky Nelson Remembered concert, or to purchase tickets, visit TheStrandTheater.org.
For more information on Red Cross relief efforts in Oklahoma, visit RedCross.org.
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