Ind. residents pledge to rebuild

October 12, 2008 8:50:29 PM PDT
Flood-ravaged Munster, Indiana, rallied Sunday night with a promise to rebuild as a community.Residents gathered for a benefit concert called Project Rescue at the Family Christian Center. The event featured performances by school bands and church groups.

Scores of families are homeless as a result of September's devastating storms, and the Sunday event's goal was to unite and help people across northwest Indiana who are struggling.

"The flood and the clean-up effort following the flood have been extremely challenging for Munster and the other affected local communities. Over 1,100 homes in Munster have been devastated. This means 1,100 families have had their lives disrupted," said Munster Town Council President Helen Brown.

Sunday's gathering also was about providing hope to those who need it. The admission price was two cans of food or other non-perishable items.