Empire State Building To Honor The Robin Hood Foundation Relief Fund's 121212 Concert For Hurricane Sandy Relief

World's Most Famous Office Building Presents Special Lighting in Green, Spinning Red and White, to Raise Awareness and Funds for Recovery Effort

Dec 12, 2012, 09:00 ET from Empire State Building Company

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Empire State Building (ESB) will shine its world-famous, new LED Tower Lights in a special lighting this evening in honor of 121212, The Concert for Sandy Relief to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation's Relief Fund. ESB will be lit in Robin Hood's green, with its mast, buttresses, and halo spinning in red and white, using its new programmable light's special effects, to  serve as a reminder of emergency response and the need for emergency assistance for those whose lives and livelihoods remain shattered by the aftermath of the super storm. The 121212 Concert for Sandy Relief is part of the Robin Hood Relief Fund's large-scale effort to aid tri-state area communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Foundation disbursed millions of dollars in grants to organizations on the front lines of communities such as Coney Island, Staten Island and the Rockaways, and has now moved into the second recovery effort phase to address long-term needs created by the storm. The Robin Hood Relief Fund provides money, material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm. The 121212 show will be broadcast to a worldwide audience of two billion people, legendary artists will perform live at Madison Square Garden this evening to raise awareness and funds for the Robin Hood Relief Foundation to combat Sandy's devastation.

"Tonight, the Empire State Building's Tower Lights serve as a reminder to the world of the vital needs of many thousands which still require attention.  The storm may have passed, but shattered lives remain and donors are urgently needed.  The 121212 Concert for Sandy Relief and the Robin Hood Relief Fund should raise attention and dollars for the people affected by Hurricane Sandy," says Anthony E. Malkin, President of Malkin Holdings which supervises the Empire State Building.

For more information on the Robin Hood Relief Fund and to donate, visit www.robinhood.org/rhsandy.

About Robin Hood

Robin Hood was founded in 1988 and is New York City's largest poverty-fighting organization.  For more information about Robin Hood, please visit http://www.robinhood.org/.

About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building is the "World's Most Famous Office Building." With new investments in infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions and is the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com, http://www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, or @EmpireStateBldg.

Media Contact: Edelman Public Relations
Jessica Redling, 212-277-3773, Jessica.Redling@Edelman.com
Patty Smith, 212-844-3562, PSmith@RobinHood.org

SOURCE Empire State Building Company