Community Rallies for Ellicott City Through Music

Ellicott City, Md (WJZ) — Support for the Ellicott City flood victims and businesses continues to pour in. With much of the town still in ruins, seven weeks after the historic flooding killed two people, and gutted businesses and homes. A tragedy that has people across the country stepping up to help.

RELATED: How You Can Help Ellicott City Recover

The horrific images from the July 30 flooding, still haunts the town. Flood waters have wiped out streets and buildings, but not hope.

“This is just the beginning, everyone who is on their way to reopening is coming back better than they were before,” said Nicholas Johnson, owner of newly re-opened furniture store, Su Casa. It was a disaster that brought a community together, to bring their city back to life.

Su Casa on Main Street is now welcoming customers once again, and donating ten percent of all their sales to the Ellicott City relief effort.

The Main Street Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion happened on Saturday night, with all proceeds going to the flood victims. There was an impressive lineup, with many playing for a good cause. Rock group Toad the Wet Sprocket, was one of the 60 bands. The group toured Ellicott City before the concert.

“Kind of a phenomenal effort that has been put in here, you can see the resilience, its inspiring,” said Glen Phillips, lead singer of Toad the Wet Sprocket.

A tireless effort to rebuild, demonstrating the strength of Ellicott City.

“Eagerly awaiting this rolling process of more people reopening, and more people coming back to town, and things getting back to a little bit of normal,” said Johnson.

A large portion of Ellicott City’s Main Street is now open once again, though the remainder will be open on October 6.

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