Sept. 29, 2017 by Nathaly Pesantez
MoMA PS1’s Klaus Biesenbach and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer are set to host a relief fundraiser for Hurricane Maria recovery in Puerto Rico at the site of the contemporary art museum in Long Island City.
The event will take place on Oct. 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., where attendees can connect with people behind the relief efforts on the island and help raise money for the Hurricane Maria Community Relief and Recovery Fund, a grassroots fund supporting the island’s most vulnerable communities.
“One hundred percent of monies raised will be used to support immediate relief, recovery, and equitable rebuilding in Puerto Rico for the communities hit hardest by the storm,” reads part of the Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund site.
Members of the event’s host committee include Ricky Martin, Lady Gaga, Patti Smith, and James Franco, along with figures in business and the arts.
Councilmember Van Bramer says everyone has a responsibility to support Puerto Rico, especially in light of the way the White House has responded to the crisis, with some criticizing the administration’s speed and attention to the island.
“These are Americans citizens that are our brothers and sisters,” Van Bramer said. “And there’s a very special relationship between the island and New York City in particular.”
There will be a minimum donation of $20 at the event. Donations are also encouraged to be made directly to the Maria Fund via their website.
MoMA PS1 is also accepting supplies and donations on-site during regular museum hours. In-demand items include solar powered chargers, radios, batteries, and headlamps.
Attendees can RSVP for the Oct. 4 fundraiser here.
What about Harvey & Irma victims ?
JVB can’t use them for political ends like he does for Maria. JVB likes to play “Trump victimization” all the time. He needs to open schools in Court Square and help lower taxes in NYC.
WTF does JVB have to do w/ this? You make no sense at all. Is this you, orange cheeto? Are now posting on LIC Post against it’s nasty, unfair lies??? If so…do something about PR!!! HELP!!!!!
I guess JVB has not been reading the news lately as usual it is no TRUMP’s fault on this it is the mayor of Puerto Rico who has lied about everything even the Governor of Puerto Rico has praised our President Trump — the truck drivers are on strike and they will not help out and the mayor of San Juan is all for this — she has lied up a storm since day one — TRUMP has done everything possible to help but yet JVB still puts him down he should be ashamed of himself — i do hope this gets posed –
Mayor of San Juan has attended none of the FEMA meetings. I especially liked her speech about not having supplies in front of pallets of supplies. They are trying to make this into Trump’s Katrina. Mayor is trying to score political points, the governor, former AG, only elected rep on island and the mayor of the neighboring city disagree with San Juan Mayor’s account. She never complained in 2015 after a hurricane food shortage … wonder why? I like when Liberals use the phrase Cheeto … all they got. HRC looks perfect signing books at Costco. Enjoy the next 7yrs.
you may be right though it is difficult to determine fact from fiction in this day and age. That said, don’t count all your ducks honey – no way that man is making it another 7 years.
How is the resistance going? any accomplishments so far? who is going to run against him in 2020? Maybe HRC … it is her turn … because she is a woman … it has been enjoyable watching liberals lose their mind since 11/8/2016.
Everyone who is displeased with Trump is not automatically an HRC supporter, a “resistor” or a liberal.
We need a Pro-Trump Candidate to run against DeBlasio and JVB.