Fundraiser for typhoon victims set for Sunday

GREENFIELD — Mike Rose was recently thinking about the victims of Typhoon Haiyan when he decided he and his band might be able to make a difference, even if in only some small way.

Rose, a member of the local band Zydeco Connection, talked with other band members and decided to hold a fundraiser to support victims on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Country Club of Greenfield.

“If I didn’t do this, I’d feel terrible,” said Rose. “The suffering continues and it’s heartbreaking. We should all do something to help others.”

The cyclone devastated parts of Southeast Asia in November.

Zydeco Connection will perform, as well as local folk singers Michael and Chris Orlens and Daniel Hales and the Frost Heaves.

Rose said all proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders and Plenty International.

He said the event, which is $10 per person, will be held in one of the rooms of Terrazza Ristorante, which is located in the clubhouse.

Plenty International is an environmental, humanitarian aid and human rights organization based in Tennessee.

Doctors Without Borders is an organization that delivers independent emergency medical care to victims of wars and other armed conflicts, brings relief in the aftermath of natural or manmade disasters, and fights deadly epidemics in more than 70 countries.

The Country Club of Greenfield is on Country Club Road off of Silver Street.

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