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MusiCares Lent A Helping Hand To Artists Affected By Hurricane Harvey
All told, it's been estimated that Hurricane Harvey may have inflicted as much as $180 billion in damages on Houston and the surrounding areas of Texas, in addition to displacing more than 1 million people and damaging or destroying more than 200,000 homes.
For every life turned upside down, the road back to normalcy will present a different challenge. Thanks to donations from music people and allies in the music community from around the world, MusiCares was able to help ease those first steps for music people affected by the disaster by providing 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.
Here's what one recent client had to say about the support they received in their time of need:
"I wanted to take this time to send you all a heartfelt thank you for awarding me the financial assistance to help with repairing my house post Harvey. Words cannot express my sincere gratitude for the generosity your organization has shown towards me. I was able to cash the check today and put it to good use. It will take a while to rebuild everything that was lost, but I am thankful for people like yourselves who work tirelessly to make this transition process a less stressful experience. Thank again for the assistance! Your compassion and care do not go unnoticed."