Link to Artist Relief Project Facebook Fundraiser boy clicking the logo below
I trust you are safe and in good spirits as we weather this storm together. I am indeed following the shelter in place order and I am safe and in good spirits.
First, my heart goes out to all those in health distress and perhaps have lost loved ones, my thoughts are with you.
I also applaud all our first responders and front-line workers for their commitment, their help and in putting their lives on the line.
It's a strange new world and those receiving my newsletter know our theatre community, our industry was shut down and all the industries and personnel that are connected and interconnected are all challenged by what we now must do.
I have over the many years supported and occasionally been a recipient of the care our community provides during challenging times through Broadway Cares and The Actors Fund.
With that said, I must forward to you this message from our beloved Broadway Cares & The Actors Fund in addition to resources to help our emergency responders and restaurant workers.
If you can, please consider making a direct donation below to the BC/EFA COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. I also added a link to The Actors Fund, First Responders Fund, FDNY and the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation secured donation pages.
Thank you so much for considering this and for your donation!
Stay Safe and Stay Strong!
Broadway may be dark, but today you can be a light for the theater community.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS launched the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund to help those onstage, backstage and behind the scenes during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
Through your donation to this special fund, administered by The Actors Fund, you can ensure entertainment professionals get the health care, emergency financial assistance, and counseling they need.
And now, you can make double the difference. More than 20 Broadway producers have joined forces to match, dollar for dollar, every donation you make to the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund up to $1 million.
Can the entertainment community count on you to show them that we're in this together?
You can also donate through The Actors Fund click on the logo below.
In addition to the support, we give to the arts community I want to offer this from NYS Governor Cuomo.
To help support our First Responders, New York created the First Responders Fund.
The fund will assist COVID-19 health care workers and first responders with expenses and costs, including childcare.
The State Department of Health is accepting donations for the fund and received an anchor $10 million contribution from Blackstone. Donations can be made electronically at www.healthresearch.org/donation-form or by check mailed to
"Health Research, Inc.,
150 Broadway, Suite 560,
Menands, NY 12204."
Donors should specify the donation is for "COVID-19 NYS Emergency Response."
Also, you may consider donating to the NYC FDNY:
Donations to the EMS FDNY Help Fund, which fire officials and multiple unions have endorsed,
And finally, if you want to make a donation to our restaurant workers here is the website for the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation I found you may be interested in.