LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Performance rights organization ASCAP announced a donation of $25,000 to the Recording Academy's MusiCares and its hurricane relief fund to support members of the music community, including the tens of thousands of ASCAP songwriter, composer and music publisher members, affected by the recent devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
"Our hearts go out to our members who must now recover from these catastrophic storms," said ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams. "ASCAP has always believed in harnessing the strength of our collective community to build a stronger future for music creators. In that spirit, we are pleased to join forces with our friends at MusiCares in helping to rebuild a future for those members of our community who need our help putting their lives back together."
Musicares previously announced a pledge of support for the victims of the historic hurricanes, with the establishment of a relief fund to assist members of the music community. Assistance includes coverage of basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, and transportation; medical expenses, including doctor and hospital bills, and medications; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; home repairs; debris removal; and more.
MusiCares relief efforts are being coordinated through the organization's south South Regional MusiCares office and donations can be made by directing your browser to www.grammy.com/musicares/donations and choose Hurricane Relief in the gift designation drop-down menu. and choose Hurricane Relief in the gift designation drop-down menu.