by Ali Berman
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A few days ago a tragedy happened at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand at the Indiana State Fair. After a large gust of wind caused the structure of the stage to be unstable, the scaffolding, speakers and some lighting equipment fell into the crowd. Five people died and over forty were injured.

The bands Train and Maroon 5 were scheduled to perform on that stage tonight, but instead are being relocated to the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

As a generous gesture to the people who were there that night, the bands, the fair and the Conseco Fieldhouse will all be donating profits from the concert to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund.

Thousands of dollars have already been donated to help the people effected by the collapse. However, how the funds will be dispersed is still being decided by officials.

Via Look to the Stars

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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