Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS will donate $250,000 to hurricane relief efforts. Three emergency grants will be awarded to Community FoodBank of New Jersey, AmeriCares and the American Red Cross, with an additional $100,000 awarded to The Actors Fund. The aforementioned organization is currently offering emergency financial assistance, access to medical care and temporary housing to those in the entertainment community affected by the hurricane. Funds are currently being raised by Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring companies as part of the six-week fall fundraising initiative.
"Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS historically has moved quickly and responsibly, on behalf of the theater community, in responding to assist those affected by extraordinary events and natural disasters," Broadway Cares' executive director Tom Viola said in a statement. "We want to immediately do the same by reaching out to those both in the theater family and local communities most affected by Hurricane Sandy."
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS supports more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations across the country, including 127 in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. All organizations are currently expending existing resources to respond to the aftermath of the storm and will depend on BC/EFA’s continued support in weeks to come.
To make a donation, visit BroadwayCares.org.