Northside Relief Press Conference at North Community YMCA

Eight community organizations working on the tornado recovery effort in North Minneapolis were the recipients of funds from the June 12, 2011, benefit concert at the State Theatre.

Larry Long, who headed the organizing committee and was instrumental in organizing both the concert and the efforts to distribute the funds, was the main speaker at a July 13, 2011, press conference announcing the organizations and handing over funds and a framed commemorative print from the event signed by the performers.

The charitable dollars went directly to nonprofit organizations whose missions are to provide shelter, food, medical services, counseling, child care, utility assistance, youth mentoring and employment opportunities to the residents of North Minneapolis.

For more information, check out the Northside Benefit website at