Benefit concerts raise over $20,000 for Carter Co. tornado victims

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CARTER COUNTY, OK ― Carter County tornado victims are getting some more help thanks to this weekend's "Benefit Jam" at Heritage Hall. Over $18,000 was raised at the event. That money was deposited into the Lone Grove Tornado Relief Fund at the First National Bank in Ardmore on Monday.

Organizers say it's all thanks to the local musicians who donated their performances and the generosity of Texomans.

“$18,000+ is a chuck of money. It will do a lot of good. With the money that was already donated, at least we'll have something to work with instead of nothing. It’s not all FEMA money, some of the locals have steeped up. I’m excited, I think it's great, it wouldn't have happened otherwise if we hadn't put this together,” heritage hall manager Aubry Harris said.

The Salvation Army also put on a very successful concert at 'Number Nine on Main Street' over the weekend. "Before Your Blackest Memories" headlined that show, which raised more than $2,300 for tornado victims.

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