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Henley, Crosby Perform at Benefit

December 6, 2001

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LOWELL, Mass. (AP) _ Don Henley and David Crosby helped raise $300,000 for children of Merrimack Valley victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The two singers headlined a concert Wednesday night at Tsongas Arena, which U.S. Rep. Martin Meehan, D-Mass., organized to help children of his district pay for future education expenses.

``This seems to be a much more direct and satisfying way to participate and I have every faith that the money will go exactly to the right place,″ said Henley, a solo artist and member of The Eagles.

Twenty-eight families in Meehan’s 5th District lost relatives in the Sept. 11 attacks. About 30 children lost parents. The funds will go to a not-for-profit education foundation Meehan created to oversee distribution.

``They’ve had a real blow and they deserve some help,″ said Crosby, best known as a member of Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Meehan said it was an opportunity ``for our community to let these local families know how much we care about them.″

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