Broadway Serves/Cares and Art Saves Lives provide relief

From left: Hurricane relief team members Dana Marie Ingraham, Nicole De Weever, Dionne Figgins, Larry Cook, Peter Borzotta, Kimberly Marable and Tom Viola.

PHILIPSBURG–The Art Saves Lives #SaveSXM initiative of Art Saves Lives Foundation (ASLF) culminated in a hurricane relief effort to assist the St. Maarten community following the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

  Art Saves Lives Foundation partnered with Broadway Serves and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in this successful response to what can only be deemed a catastrophic event.

  Broadway Serves served as the umbrella organisation to assist Art Saves Lives to get the means necessary to make the relief effort possible.

  Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS funded the U-Haul truck and donated hundreds of T-shirts and hats from its merchandise department.

  Former Art Saves Lives teaching artiste Dionne Figgins and original Fela! Broadway musical cast member Farai Malianga accompanied ASLF founder Nicole De Weever to Miami to deliver the 18 barrels and three trunks to the shipping company for final transport to St. Maarten.

  Most of the shipping was paid for by Broadway producers Stephen and Ruth Hendel and Steve and Cathy Semlitz.

  Relief was distributed to persons in need on both sides of the island last month. ASLF is very appreciative to Peter Borzotta and Larry Cook (Broadway Cares) Tom Viola (Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS) and Dionne Figgins, Dana Marie Ingraham and Kimberly Marable (Broadway Serves) for their generous support and assistance.

Source: The Daily Herald