Fundraiser for tornado-damaged First Nation draws hundreds – CBC

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Fundraiser for tornado-damaged First Nation draws hundreds – CBC

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2016923 Views

Benefit concert at Pyramid Cabaret raises thousands of dollars for Long Plain First Nation

Aug 18, 2016

Hundreds of people took part in a benefit concert Wednesday for a Manitoba community ripped up by a tornado earlier this summer.

Thousands of dollars were raised from ticket sales and silent auction bids on Wednesday at the The Pyramid Cabaret in Winnipeg, organizer Rhonda Head said. All the money raised will go toward helping rebuild homes at Long Plain First Nation, which was hit by a storm and a tornado on July 20.

Between 150 and 160 residents of Long Plain First Nation are still homeless after the storm destroyed several homes, lifting at least one off its foundation, flipped vehicles and uprooted trees.

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