By Natalie Zarowny
Saturday night there was a hurricane disaster relief concert in Davenport.
And it was organized by Quad City musicians, who wanted to do their part to help.
"We want everybody to have a good Thanksgiving, especially those folks out East," said Ellis Keel, an organizer of the event.
In a typical display of Midwestern humility and hospitality, Kell is spending his Saturday raising money for people he's never met.
He's one of the organizers of the Helping Hand from the Heartland concert.
"What's really cool about this, and it says a lot about our community, we're supporting neighbors halfway across the country to the East," said Kell.
It's an initiative Kell and other Quad City musicians put together in less than a week.
Even though there wasn't a lot of planning time, it was a no brainer for the performers to take part in the benefit.
"It'd be horrible to lose your house and go through what they have so, you know anything that everybody can do is really great for them," said Morgan Williams, a performer at the concert.
"If I can do something to add some relief to the people out there? I mean, God, I'm glad to do it," said Tony Hoeppner, another performer at the concert.
Folks who showed up at the event were happy to listen to some local talent, and help those still struggling.
"I know they're a couple hundreds of miles away, but we can still do our best to help them," said Ethan Ritz, who attended the concert.
All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for super storm Sandy.