On Friday, Oct. 6 from 7-9 p.m., the Residence Housing Association, partnered with Kay Blada Recycling, is putting on a benefit concert at Great Hall. The money raised by this event will be donated towards the effort of removing plastic from the streets of Haiti.
Kay Blada Recycling was founded in 2015 for the purpose of removing trash from the streets of Haiti. Johnson Desauguste, the founder of the organization, is a native of Haiti.
Erin Danford, the co-president of Kay Blada Recycling, said the proceeds will go to bringing electricity back to a recycling plant.
“The recycling facility down in Haiti has no power," Danford said. "It’s in an area of a rural town that can't be connected to the power grid. We are partnering with United Solar Initiative, another organization on campus. They agreed to donate solar panels if we donate 20 percent of the cost.”
The performances at the concert are diverse. They range from a capella to rock to musical theater. The acts that are performing include Harmonyx, The Loreleis, Tar Heel Voices, UNC Pauper Players, UNC Achordants, The Walk Ons, The Tarpeggios and Blue Frequency.