GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - People from all over the nation have come together to help those affected by the recent hurricanes. Now, those efforts are being seen here locally on the Western Slope.
Community members in Mesa County are teaming up to let victims affected by Hurricane Harvey know that they're not alone.
"You know how Texas is known as the lone star. so that's how we cane up with not a lone star," said Chris Teal, also known as DJ Tauru5, a local DJ here in Mesa County.
Their benefit concert titled "Not-A-Lone-Star," is a way for people in the area to come together and help in any way that they can.
"A lot of us aren't in the position to drive down there and help physically. A lot of people can participate by just coming down and showing support," said Teal.
They say there are several reasons that they decided to put together this event, but one in particular that hit close to home.
"I have some friends down in Texas who have lost everything they own. We're just trying to do our part," said Teal.
Soon after, what started as a small idea grew into something much bigger.
"My friend just kind of mentioned it to me and I thought it was a really great idea. I then decided to hit up all of my local musicians," said Teal.
If you can't attend, they said there are still plenty of ways to get involved.
"If you can't make it down there we encourage you to come down here and make a monetary donation. Extra blankets and clothes will go to the Red Cross and make its way down to Harvey victims," said Teal.
The "Not-A-Lone-Star" fundraiser will take place Thursday, September 14 at 5 p.m. and last all the way up until 1 a.m.
They are suggesting a $5.00 donation, but say any contributions are greatly appreciated.