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Free Concert, Fundraiser For Tornado Victims

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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – TV and Broadway star –– and Fort Worth native –– Betty Buckley along with country singer and former Nashville Star Melissa Lawson of Arlington will join the Salvation Army Band for a concert benefitting tornado victims Saturday.

It will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion across from Arlington City Hall.

They’ve been setting up here for the past couple of hours there.

Spectators can donate cash to the Salvation Army, and in turn, the agency will help the storm victims who were under-insured or uninsured altogether.

Riding through the Brittany Woods neighborhood in West Arlington north of Interstate 20 nearly two weeks later, you can still see crews putting tarps up on homes and residents cleaning up the mess left behind.

The Levitt Foundation’s executive director, Patti Diou, says after they saw all of the tornado damage, they knew they had to do something.

She says, “It’s very important. Our community is 375,000 people. It’s important to give back to the community. The performers are here on their own, they’re not charging anything. We’re hoping to raise quite a bit of money for the Salvation Army.”

Their goal is to raise $5,000. There will also be a silent auction.

The city manager is emceeing this event, and at least one of the city council members, Robert Shephard is performing in Melissa Lawson’s band — he’s playing bass.

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