Just announced today, January 9, 2020, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is getting involved in the relief efforts for the Australian Wildfires - some of the worst wildfires we've seen in decades.
On behalf of all of the Broadway community they are awarding $100,000 in emergency grants to help to efforts. Two grants of $50,000 each will be sent to NSW Rural Fire Services & Brigades and WIRES: The NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service.
Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS said:
As witnessed in California, we know all too well the devastation wildfires can cause and it’s heartbreaking to see the impact on our friends in Australia. Buoyed by and on behalf of those onstage, backstage and in audiences in New York City and on the road, we are proud to support these two important organizations. While we may be 10,000 physical miles away, we hold all in Australia close to our hearts.
There are a number of ways that you can also help in the relief efforts with an individual donation.
- Queensland Fire and Rescue
- South Australia Country Fire Service
- Tasmania Fire Service
- Victoria Country Fire Authority
- Western Australia Department of Fire & Emergency Services
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theater community, since 1988Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
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