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Duluth Woman Hosting Fundraiser For Hurricane Victims

November 12, 2017 10:40 PM

Months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, people in the U.S. Virgin Islands are still working to get back to normal life.  

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One Duluth woman was touched by her own experiences there and was inspired to help.

Having traveled there many times, Sydney Johnson said she knows many people there still dealing with the destruction. That's why she decided to plan a benefit called "Hope After Hurricanes" on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Red Herring to raise money on their behalf. 

"I'm doing this event to raise awareness about the area and the people, because they still don't have power, a lot of places don't have running water and it's hard," Johnson said.  

The event will have local bands, a silent auction, and Caribbean food.  It is Thursday, Nov. 16 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Red Herring Lounge and entry is only $5.


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