Broadway’s favorite charity, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, has announced that it is donating $250,000 for Hurricane Sandy recovery, and it is doing so on behalf of the theatre community. The money will come from BC/EFA’s annual fall fundraising efforts, in which Broadway, Off-Broadway, and touring shows ask for donations on behalf of the esteemed organization. Broadway Cares is gifting these Sandy funds to three relief agencies that are working to immediately assist Hurricane Sandy victims: American Red Cross, AmeriCares, and Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS is also donating $100,000 to The Actors Fund, an organization that provides needy members of the arts community with disaster-related assistance such as emergency financial resources, temporary housing, and medical care.
Commenting on the Hurricane Sandy donations, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola said, “Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS historically has moved quickly and responsibly, on behalf of the theatre community, in responding to assist those affected by extraordinary events and natural disasters. We want to immediately do the same by reaching out to those both in the theatre family and local communities most affected by Hurricane Sandy.”