Mayor Gavin Buckley
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One Annapolis Streaming Festival Set for May 23
Virtual event will raise funds for community service partners.
ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 18, 2020) – The City of Annapolis with Feed Anne Arundel will host the “One Annapolis Streaming Festival” on May 23, 2020 starting at noon. The live music concert featuring 30 artists aims to raise $10K to be distributed evenly to five local non-profit organizations.
The organizations offer resources to residents including: YWCA (domestic violence), Feed Anne Arundel (food insecurity), Co-op Arundel (homelessness), Street Angel Project (mental health disorders), and First Christian Community Church of Annapolis (substance use disorders).
“Each one of these organizations plays a vital role in helping some of the most vulnerable people in our community,” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “I am proud that the City is able to support their work with this event. I encourage people to give generously.”
The organizations benefiting from the event are specifically serving residents of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. For example, the 35 restaurants and inns that make up Feed Anne Arundel provide food to people while also keeping local employed. From the beginning of the pandemic and state shut-down, Feed Anne Arundel has served more than 15,270 meals. This food service has simultaneously provided more than $129,369 back into the hands of local restaurants, their employees, farmers, drivers, food distributors, utilities, and landlords.
“Each one of these organizations plays a critical role,” said organizer Adetola Ajayi from the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations.
The virtual fundraiser will stream live on Facebook.com. More than 30 artists of multiple genres of music will be featured. Several guests, including Mayor Gavin Buckley, Alderman DaJuan Gay, Diva DiVoice, William Rowel, Darius Stanton, and others will act as festival hosts.
Viewers can follow the donate links on the social media feeds during the festival or at (https://cfaac.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=1818). Donations are being handled by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. The donation links are currently open and will remain open till the end of the One Annapolis Streaming Festival. In addition, viewers will be able to participate in a special virtual auction.
For details and follow up, contact Adetola Ajayi: oneAnnapolis@annapolis.gov.
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