MusiCares Announces Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
As a friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares cares for music people. And now the four-star charity is pledging its support to those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, which follows similar efforts to support victims of the Gulf and Nashville floods, as well as Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina.
Musicians and music professionals can request disaster relief by contacting the South Regional MusiCares office at 615.327.0050 or toll-free at 877.626.2748, or by submitting an application.
MusiCares has also announced the establishment of a relief fund to support members of the music community affected by the recent devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Assistance includes coverage of basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, and transportation; medical expenses, including doctor and hospital bills, and medications; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; home repairs; debris removal; and more.
Anyone can make a donation to the fund. To donate, visit www.grammy.com/musicares/donations and choose Hurricane Relief in the gift designation drop-down menu.
"Now is a time when we must come together and take care of those who need help, as we are only just beginning to understand how life-altering Hurricane Harvey will be for its victims and their communities," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and MusiCares. "It's important that we step up and support the creative community, and take action to provide immediate assistance to members of our music family."