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Iowa Concert of Hope: United Way East Central Iowa

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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 the United Way of East Central Iowa's Disaster Recovery Fund, and any donation will help make an impact. Please consider also giving to our GoFundMe campaigns for Iowa Derecho Relief Center, Iowa Giving Crew, and Brucemore. Thanks in advance for your contribution to support these disaster relief & recovery efforts.

UWECI collaborates with its community partners to meet the emerging needs of those most impacted by the disasters affecting East Central Iowans. The Disaster Recovery Fund is used to address and support the most vulnerable individuals in our community through funding local health and human service nonprofits, which have increased their programs and services for relief for those affected by the derecho storm. Some examples include food, medicine replacements, and sheltering services. Every dollar counts and is greatly appreciated.



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    • $500 
    • 4 yrs


Iowa Hope
Cedar Rapids, IA
United Way of East Central Iowa (United Way of East Central Iowa)

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