Admission is by free will offering, and all proceeds from the concert will benefit Episcopal Relief and Development’s Fund for Hurricane Relief, and will be earmarked for recovery efforts .after recent hurricanes.
Cameo Baroque was formed in February of 2013 as an ensemble committed to sharing the music of the baroque era using 18th century performance practices on period instruments.
CAMEO Arts Foundation, Inc. was formed in October of 2013 to foster collaboration and partnerships between and among organizations serving their communities and addressing human needs while at the same time supporting the arts economy of the region and making quality live music performances available and affordable to all.
All income from this concert benefits The Hurricane Relief Fund of Episcopal Relief and Development.
In Puerto Rico, the crisis continues. Forty-five deaths have been reported. Almost 90% of the island is still without power. Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico to coordinate and deliver food, fuel and other emergency supplies with church officials. Satellite cell phones are provided to enable communication between the diocese, church partners, emergency services and communities. Volunteers are organizing shipments of water and food to residents of Maricao and Ponce and other remote areas. The organization is planning on supplying water purification systems to isolated communities. Xavier Castellanos, a representative from Episcopal Relief & Development, is helping the diocese mobilize church partners as they continue assessments and coordinate the next phase of the response. Emergency support was sent in advance of Hurricane Maria in order to help the diocese provide assistance quickly.
Residents living in more remote areas including the northern part of Puerto Rico have no running water and are drinking contaminated water from nearby rivers. On the southeast part of the island, miles of farmland have been leveled by the storms. Roads are littered with electrical poles and cables which must be removed before the island’s power grid is restored.
“The lives of so many people have been turned upside down,” said Abagail Nelson, Episcopal Relief & Development’s Senior Vice of Programs. “This is a humanitarian crisis that will affect many people in the years to come.”
Contributions to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Hurricane Relief Fund will help support church and other local partners as they provide critical emergency assistance to those most in need.