national news: americans for the arts: Hurricane Harvey Relief for the Arts Community (sept. 7)

Americans for the Arts - Arts Action Fund

September 7, 2017

Dear Crystal,

Americans for the Arts Action Fund expresses its deepest compassion for all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and are very concerned for those in the path of Hurricane Irma. The devastation to life, property, livelihood, and cultural heritage has been, and will be, monumental. These disasters have impacted a wide range of cultural organizations, including the submerged Wharton County Historical Museum (as seen below) and the Houston Alley Theatre.

The destruction of physical property and financial resources has been devastating to nonprofit arts organizations along the Gulf Coast. This will also be an even greater challenge for self-employed artists, losing stability both at home and at work. As an organization of 350,000 individuals, Arts Action Fund members can help. I encourage you to make a charitable donation to some of these arts-specific recovery funds:

To stay informed, please regularly visits these websites:

We will continue to update you on disaster relief efforts for cultural organizations and artists.

Thank you for your generosity,

Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Executive Director

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