Community members, K-Staters to perform in benefit concert for flood victims

A K-State music student practices his piano skills for the benefit recital in response to the Greater Manhattan Area flooding that occurred on Labor Day this year. All Faiths Chapel will be filled tonight with music and performances to help raise money for individuals adversely effected by the flooding. (Olivia Bergmeier | Collegian Media Group)

The Community School for the Performing Arts will be holding a benefit recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the All Faiths Chapel on the Kansas State campus.

In correspondence with the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, the recital’s goal is to raise money for the Disaster Recovery Fund.

The recital will feature musical performances from both K-State music, theatre and dance students as well as performers from the Manhattan Arts Center. Performers will range in age from adults to children.

Elaine Dhyuvven, vice president of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, has been working with the city and public to raise money for recovery since the afternoon of the flooding.

By supporting nonprofits with financial aid, the GMCF aims to meet the most immediate and long-term needs of affected citizens.

Admission is free for all, but Vernon Henricks, president of the GMCF, will be there to accept donations directly to the relief fund.