Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and his father Luis Miranda Jr., founding president of the Hispanic Federation.
Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and his father, Luis Miranda Jr., founding president of the Hispanic Federation.
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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced today the donation of $400,000 in emergency grants to organizations supporting recovery efforts for Florida and Puerto Rico, both of which recently experienced devastation after being stricken by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, respectively. These grants are in addition to $175,000 awarded in Texas after Hurricane Harvey.

Broadway Cares is providing a $200,000 grant to the Hispanic Federation, $50,000 to Feeding South Florida, $50,000 to Feeding Tampa Bay and $100,000 to entertainment industry and performing arts professionals across Florida and Puerto Rico through The Actors Fund.

"With this paralyzing devastation caused by natural disasters over the past several weeks, the Broadway community has been among the first to offer support and a helping hand up," Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS executive director Tom Viola said. "We're proud to act on behalf of the theatre community to fund immediate, on-the-ground assistance to communities desperate for relief from these catastrophic tragedies."

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theater community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $285 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

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