Relief: a Charity Concert at Offside Tavern

Overwhelmed about the world? Want to help, while also listening to some great music? Come to RELIEF.

Your donations will go towards two main causes:

+ Relief from hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico
+ Support for victims of mass genocide in southeast Asia

Donations will go 50/50 to each cause, and every bit helps.

More information about these causes and the charities we’ve chosen can be found below. This event is brought to you in part by TurnStyle Music Group.

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Acts include Victor V. Gurbo & Co.Neurofire, and Phoebe Blue & The Make Baleaves. Hosted by comedian Katie Barbaro.

8:00 PM – Phoebe Blue & The Make Baleaves
9:00 PM – Victor V. Gurbo & Co. [Folk Rock / Americana]
10:00 PM – Neurofire

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ABOUT THE CAUSES & CHARITIES
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PUERTO RICO RELIEF

CHARITY: Unidos por Puerto Rico
https://www.unidosporpuertorico.com/about-us/

From the site (translated):

“United by Puerto Rico is an initiative created by the Office of the First Lady, Beatriz Rosselló and a group from the private sector that came together with the purpose of helping those who lost their belongings during the passage of hurricanes Irma and María por Puerto Rich.”

“Mission: Provide assistance to individuals and small businesses devastated by Hurricanes Irma and María accelerating their recovery by supporting the reestablishment of their home, food & to satisfy their needs of shelter, food and health to help rebuild their lives, communities and Puerto Rico.”

MORE INFO ABOUT PUERTO RICO:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/no-more-excuses-puerto-rico-needs-help/2018/01/05/8dd307a8-f245-11e7-b390-a36dc3fa2842_story.html?utm_term=.ab0ff1c2e841
https://qz.com/1169714/hurricane-maria-half-of-puerto-rico-still-doesnt-have-power/

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ROHINGYA CRISIS

CHARITY: Building Resources Across Communities – USA (BRAC USA)
https://bracusa.org/southasiarecovery/
http://response.brac.net/
http://response.brac.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BRAC-Humanitarian-Programme-Strategy-20Oct2017.pdf

From the site:

“Bangladesh has welcomed over 589,000 forcibly-displaced
Myanmar nationals in the past two months, who require
immediate, large-scale humanitarian services to address
their basic needs. Many are calling this the fastest-growing
humanitarian crisis globally. The concentration of displaced
people in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh is now among
the densest in the world.”

“BRAC, a Bangladesh-based international NGO widely
recognized for its ability to design, implement, and scale
comprehensive, community-based development and
humanitarian programmes, is now actively engaged
in a large-scale response with the intention to provide
comprehensive support for as long as needed.”

MORE INFO ABOUT THE ROHINGYA CRISIS AND FORCIBLY DISPLACED MYANMAR NATIONALS:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohingya_people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohingya_persecution_in_Myanmar
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38168917
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/08/rohingya-muslims-170831065142812.html

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