Wyoming swing dancing fundraiser for victims of superstorm Sandy
WYOMING, Mich (WZZM) -- A group of West Michigan dancers were "east coastin' for the East Coast" on Halloween night.
William Kent Kovac, an area swing dancer, came up with the idea to hold a dance fundraiser for victims of superstorm Sandy. The owner of the Moveir Dance Studio, where Kovac dances, donated the use of his facility.
Kovac plans to donate 80% of the proceeds to NYU Hospital and the rest to the local humane society.
"I was really touched about the story of the doctors at the hospital and what was going on with that, and I was to the point where I was like, what can I do to help," says Kovac. "I can't just jump in my car and run out there. I'll just be more of a hinderance than a help."
Kovanc also plans to organize a campaign to get supplies for storm victims. He'll meet with the president of Michigan State University on Friday to pitch his relief plan called "Dancers to the Rescue."