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Mediacom announces benefit concert to help with derecho recovery efforts

KGAN Cedar Rapids logo KGAN Cedar Rapids 9/30/2020 Cymphanie Sherman
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It’s been nearly two months since the August 10th derecho ripped through Iowa.

To help raise money for recovery efforts, there will be a televised benefit concert called “Iowa Concert of Hope”.

Mediacom channel 22 (822 or 722) will televise the event October 1st at 7 p.m. It will also air online at

People from across the state can tune in to watch.

The money raised will go to groups like the Iowa Derecho Resource Center, the Iowa Giving Crew, and the Disaster Recovery Fund of the United Way of East Central Iowa.

“You don’t have to live in eastern Iowa to know about the devastating and widespread damage caused by the Derecho storm. Families and small businesses are suffering, and people throughout the Midwest want to help,” said Mediacom Senior Vice President Ed Pardini.

In addition to this concert, Mediacom will also be contributing $10,000 to derecho recovery efforts.

The concert lineup will include many Iowa natives, including opera singer Kelly Cae Hogan.

Larry Gatlin of the Gatlin brothers will also perform.


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