Rebuild New Mexico, a local non-profit, hosts a benefit concert in an effort to raise funds to bring water purification and other necessities to families affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

The ABQ Benefit Concert for Haiti Hurricane Relief is Friday, Oct. 28, from 6-9 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd, Albuquerque.

The event is hosted by The University of New Mexico alumni, Miss New Mexico USA, and Naomie Germain, along with Talal Saint-Lot, a social activist who lives in Haiti part-time. There will be performances by Racine Kreyol World Music Band and The Joseph General Band (Reggae) along with a dance presentation by Broadway performer, Rujeko Dambutshena, a solo by vocalist, Alexandra Germain and Spoken Word by Gee Natts and Neema Pickett.

All funds will go directly to the cause. Rebuild New Mexico is 501 (c) (3) grassroots organization of volunteers living in Haiti and the U.S. They have successfully brought food, medical supplies and monetary relief to families in Haiti since 2010.

After the earthquake in 2010, they delivered medical supplies, bedding, clothing and food directly to survivors in Haiti. Their volunteers were able to hand-deliver supplies to families whose homes had been destroyed.

Rebuild New Mexico has continued to support Haiti through education and solar power support. They are also registered in Haiti as “Rebati Haiti.” As a small organization of passionate volunteers, there are no wasted dollars. All funds raised will go directly to relief aid for families devastated by Hurricane Matthew.

Check out their facebook page for updates and opportunities to contribute at

For more information call (505) 907-9334 or visit Rebuild New Mexico.