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Singer Khalid raises half a million dollars for El Paso victims

Posted at 9:15 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 22:15:22-04

Khalid, a popular singer and El Paso Native, held a benefit concert for the El Paso community who was shook by a recent mass shooting.

After the benefit show, held at Don Haskins Center Monday night, Khalid tweeted that they raised $500,000 dollars for the El Paso Community Foundation’s El Paso Victims Relief Fund.

thank you so much for all of the support!

— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) September 2, 2019

The concert was called "Khalid & Friends: A Night for Suncity," and was organized by Khalid's Foundation along with his record label. The money came from ticket sales and merchandise sales, according to the El Paso Times.

Among those who took the stage were Matthew McConaughey, SZA, Lil Yachty, Rae Sremmurd, and Beto O'Rourke.

Read more about the El Paso shooting by clicking here.