Iowa Concert of Hope: Iowa Giving Crew

In the wake of the massively destructive derecho storm that occurred on August 10, 2020 where some of the hardest hit areas were Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Marion, and other parts of East Central Iowa, performers came together for a virtual concert benefit event. Now as the first anniversary of that storm is commemorated, the concert will air again on KCRG-TV channel 9.2 and Mediacom channels 815/822 on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 7pm. The Iowa Concert of Hope features performances and appearances by national and local talent, from the worlds of film, Broadway, TV, dance, opera and cabaret. Many of the performers are rooted in Iowa, or started their careers here.

One year later, not everyone has recovered; many still struggle and there continues to be urgent & ongoing needs in our communities. Those who wish to contribute can direct their donations to benefit the Iowa Derecho Resource Center, the Iowa Giving Crew, United Way of East Central Iowa, or Brucemore Historic Site & Cultural Center. See more details and performer info at Please spread the word, and plan to join us for the encore presentation of the concert!

This GoFundMe campaign is for Iowa Giving Crew, and any donation will help make an impact. Please consider also giving to our GoFundMe campaigns for Iowa Derecho Resource Center, United Way of East Central Iowa, and Brucemore. Thanks in advance for your contribution to support these disaster relief & recovery efforts.

The Iowa Giving Crew started simply as a group of friends from the Cedar Rapids area who banded together to do some good in their local communities, and then they formed a non-profit organization to raise donations for more programs.

Their fundraising and relief activities have expanded rapidly, to include emergency services following the derecho storm, for food, shelter, essential supplies, and clean-up expenses. After serving thousands of meals in the days after the storm, they've also partnered with area groups and companies to build beds for children & families in need, provide counseling to at-risk youth, and provide free electrical repair for damaged homes to get reconnected to the power grid. 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to help those in need.

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Cedar Rapids, IA
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