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Benefit concert for tornado victims

DELTAVILLE, VA (WWBT) - It's been nearly three weeks since deadly tornados ripped across Virginia - killing three in Gloucester and leaving a path of destruction in Deltaville.

It's compelled some talented students across our area, to throw a concert and give all the proceeds to the families.

In Deltaville, piles of debris still lay scattered; people who live here say it's still shocking to see it almost 3 weeks later.

"There's still a lot of things yet to do, you can look around and see the damage even though we cleaned up all the rubble, nothing has been rebuilt yet," said Michelle Rother, Deltaville Community Association President.

38 homes were affected in Deltaville. That's excluding this community center and the local church you see here gutted. Locals estimate close to $7-million in damages. That's why every dollar raised in this concert will contribute to getting people's live back to normal.

Eight bands made up of West Point middle and high school students are working on the benefit concert - and headlining it will be the famous VCU pep band. They were at the NCAA Final Four basketball game in Houston.

"It'll be great to raise $3,000, we'd love to shoot above that, but I mean whatever we can get donations are going to be great so the more people come out the more we can shoot past that goal," said West Point High School Junior, Clay Massok.

VCU pep band member, Mitchell Reed is from Gloucester and couldn't agree more.

"You see the stuff out in the Midwest but when it hits you're hometown and you see what these storms can do, it's incredible," said Mitchell Reed, VCU pep band member.

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