Delray’s Old School Square partners with nonprofit for Haiti hurricane relief concert

(Contributed: Old School Square)

(Contributed: Old School Square)

DELRAY BEACH — Old School Square is partnering with a local nonprofit to turn this week’s “Free Friday Concert” into a fundraiser for relief efforts in Haiti, which was devastated by Hurricane Matthew in early October.

Nonprofit Caring House Project, run by Delray Beach developer Frank McKinney, will collect donations for hurricane relief at a free concert Friday, Oct. 21. The concert — headlined by Chemradery, a South Florida pop band — is part of a free series hosted by Old School Square.

While the concert is free, organizers are encouraging attendees to make donations, which will go toward building homes in Jérémie, Haiti, a coastal city hit hard by the recent storm. The death toll exceeded 200 in Haiti, and thousands of homes in Jérémie alone were destroyed by the Category 4 storm, according to multiple reports.

McKinney was in Haiti just days before the storm touched down. His nonprofit has built numerous homes in Haiti since 1988, he said.

Hurricane Matthew wrecked more than 450 homes Caring House Project had built in Jérémie since 2007, McKinney said.

“That’s over 3,600 children and their families whose lives have been devastated,” he said in a statement.

The free, outdoor concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Organizers ask that attendees bring their own blankets and lawn chairs.

What: Free Friday Concert partners with nonprofit Caring House Project

Where: Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

When: Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

More info: Old School Square’s webiste