Hampton Art Lovers at the Historic Ward Rooming House and the South Florida Symphony Orchestra are leading an effort called “Culture Cares”, South Florida Humanities at Work for Bahamas Hurricane Relief. On Wednesday, September 18th, from 6-8 p.m., we will gather with other Art Activists to raise monies for Operation Helping Hands, a collaborative effort of United Way of Miami-Dade and the Miami Herald. Operation Helping Hands supports the response, relief and recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and surrounding areas impacted by this powerful storm.
“The word “humanities” comes from the Latin word “humanus” meaning human, cultured and refined. As arts focused organizations, we know that our humanity creates the finest art. The composer of a symphony understands the complexity of weaving un-familiar sounds into melodic interpretations of music. The best visual artists do the same, making us feel something with-in the oils, canvass, bronze or clay. “Culture Cares” is our effort to make a contribution towards the humanitarian efforts for the people of the Bahamas. The Historic Ward Rooming is a perfect location as Shadrach Ward, a Bahamian American Architect from Key West, built this rooming house in the 1900s to provide shelter for Bahamians that built the railroads in Miami. On September 18th, we will again provide relief for the wonderful people of the Bahamas a the Ward Rooming House.
The event will feature Hampton Art Lovers Presents “The Art of the Caged Bird Singing”: The Personal Art Collection of Maya Angelou. With a particular focus on her poem “The Human Family”. We will also showcase several performances of instrumentation of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra throughout the event.
We have partners that are providing food and drink for our donors to our cause. All that attend must make a donation at entry. To make a donation you can:
Call (305) 643-2501 or 2-1-1
Send a check payable to Operation Helping Hands, c/o United Way of Miami-Dade, P.O. Box #459007, Miami, Florida 33245-9007
One hundred percent of funds raised through Operation Helping Hands will go directly to help the people affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and other affected areas. United Way of Miami-Dade will work with United Ways and other nonprofits to support both immediate and long-term recovery needs.