Los Angeles, CA (November 13, 2012)—MusiCares, the Recording Academy’s relief organization for music people in times of need, has established a fund to support members of the music community affected by Hurricane Sandy.
In a statement, George J. Flanigen IV, chair of the Board of Trustees for the Recording Academy, noted, “Hurricane Sandy has been devastating and life-altering for its victims, their families, and their communities, and our thoughts and support are with everyone who continues to deal with its aftermath.”
Much as it did in the wakes of Hurricane Katrina and the Nashville flood, MusiCares has established the MusiCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund so music people in crisis can quickly get help. Assistance includes basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, and transportation; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills, and medications; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; home repairs; debris removal; and more.
Music people seeking assistance and individuals interested in supporting MusiCares’ relief efforts should visit www.musicares.org, where they can find:
• An application to apply for assistance: www.grammy.org/files/pages/sandy_relief_app.pdf
• A list of other resources: www.grammy.org/files/pages/sandy_relief_resources.pdf
• A donation link: www.grammy.org/musicares/donate
“MusiCares is able to take action to provide immediate assistance to music people in times of crisis, and this instance is no different,” said Flanigen. “MusiCares’ safety net of resources really mirrors the generosity of the music industry at large, and we as an organization are committed to helping members of our music family who have been most directly impacted by these unimaginable events.”