Raekwon took time out of his busy recording schedule to visit one of the hardest hit areas in Staten Island , Midland Beach. There he met with rescue and recovery efforts team South Shore Kiwanis Foundation who gave him a tour of the effected area. Raekwon got to see first hand the devastation Hurricane Sandy has caused to his fellow Staten Islanders and felt the need to give a helping hand. On Thursday Dec. 13 Raekwon held a benefit concert at Jaguars in Brooklyn . The donations from the benefit concert will go to South Shore Kiwanis Foundation. 501c3 on Staten Island (Zone A) to help with supplies for the residents.
In conjunction with the concert event, Brooklyn based bicycle company Affinity Cycles is collaborating with Raekwon and have designed 5 New York City themed Hurricane relief bikes to be auctioned off via ebay beginning this Friday December 7th. All proceeds raised from each bikes will go directly to the families directly affected by the storm in Staten Island, Redhook, Coney Island and Rockaway Beach.