Chris Brown Organizes Benefit Concert
Posted on Mon Apr 19, 2010 01:06 PM PDT

chrisbrownpic200.jpgRICHMOND, Virginia (X17online) - Chris Brown will perform a benefit concert in Richmond, Virginia on May 15 benefiting The American Red Cross, Greater Richmond Chapter and The Central Virginia Food Bank.

The benefit concert called Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action, will support continued relief efforts in Haiti, as well as aid local Virginia charities. Brown, a Virginia-native, will share the stage with numerous artists including Keri Hilson,Trey Songz and T-Pain.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring non-perishable items for The Central Virginia Food Bank. According to Brown's rep, the singer became familiar with many of these charities while completing his mandatory community service.

As for his participation in the benefit concert, Brown says:

    “I wanted to find a way to contribute personally to the ongoing Haitian relief effort and also support an organization that helps people in need in my home state. The images I see on television, both in my community and in Haiti, remind me that everyone has to do their part.”