Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Announces Emergency Grants for Ukraine

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced on March 3, 2022, that it is awarding $300,000 in emergency grants to help the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine to be distributed immediately on behalf of the entire Broadway and New York City theater community. BC/EFA is providing $100,000 each to Global Giving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, the International Rescue Committee and Project HOPE.

Global Giving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund sprang into action immediately after Russia declared war on Ukraine. The fund supports affected communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions where Ukrainian refugees have fled. The focus is on those displaced from their homes and the most vulnerable with access to shelter, food, clean water, medical services and emotional support.

The International Rescue Committee, which warns this could be the worst humanitarian crisis Europe has seen in decades, is mobilizing resources to aid the people of Ukraine forced to flee their homes. The IRC is meeting with partners and local humanitarian and emergency organizations to provide lifesaving support to civilians forced to flee their homes.

Project HOPE is coordinating health care workers to provide medical support to prevent an even deeper crisis, particularly as the borders are overwhelmed by refugees. As conflict intensifies inside Ukraine, Project HOPE is on the ground in Ukraine and in surrounding countries actively shipping medicines and medical supplies to assist Ukrainians in need.

“The need for compassionate help in Ukraine grows exponentially every day and, through Broadway Cares, our extended theater community is there to heed the call,” said Robert E. Wankel, chairman and CEO of The Shubert Organization and president of the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Board of Trustees. ”As the philanthropic heart of Broadway, Broadway Cares again stands up with all of us to make a difference for those marginalized, oppressed and silenced.”

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