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Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots donate $82k to SC Red Cross

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Fans gathered at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center Saturday for fun parodies of favorite songs--and a good cause.

Radio host Bobby Bones traveled from Nashville to bring his band "The Raging Idiots" to the Lowcountry to raise money for disaster flood relief in SC.

"I'm just happy that people will come because all the money goes to the Red Cross,” Bones said.

Bones entertains audiences daily with his show, “Bobby Bones in the Morning.”  When the storm and floodwaters ravaged South Carolina, he wanted to help those affected.

"We put shirts online and were able to make $80,000 for the American Red Cross,” Bones said. Then, the band decided to do a show. 

With the partnership of the American Red Cross and 103.5 THE WEZL, Bones and his team set up the show and sold around 1000 tickets in approximately a week’s time.

"You know being here firsthand, and being through a few floods myself, we just wanted to reach out in the biggest way possible," Bones said.

Fans were excited to see the radio personality perform on Saturday.

"This is my first time and I'm so excited,” Miranda Bennett said. Bennett traveled from Eutawville to attend the benefit concert. “I listen to WEZL every morning, and I listen to Bobby Bones every morning.

I hate that he's coming to town for this particular reason, but I'm glad he's here. I think he has a big heart,” Bennett said.

Proceeds from Saturday’s tickets and t-shirt sales totaled $82,000. “The Raging Idiots” presented a check to the Red Cross during the performance.

"It's just such a great cause,” Bones said. “It's just people helping people."

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