Top Quote Hope For Them Foundation Partners with New York Cares, to Host a Holiday Fundraiser In Efforts to Rebuild The Lives of Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) December 12, 2012 - In response to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Hope For Them Foundation (HFTF) is mobilizing its friends from the arts, finance, music and fashion industries to raise funds for those impacted by the storm. The event will be held on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at approximately 7:00 - 11:00PM; at Pepela, located at 104 East 30th Street & Park Avenue South. The benefit will be generously hosted by Tamara Tunie (Flight with Denzel Washington, Law & Order) and Erica Ferrari (Current TV, CBS Money Watch). There will be live musical performances by Grammy-nominated singer Maiysha and Rodrick Covington (Banzai, The Lion King).

    Hurricane Sandy left a large part of New York City (Staten Island, Queens & The Rockaways), in a state of complete devastation. FEMA received Over 230,000 requests for assistance, over 100 homes and businesses were destroyed by fire, while others had the misfortune of losing their lives and loved-ones. Mayor Bloomberg announced that the storm caused $19 billion in losses in New York City alone.

    "These are our friends, neighbors and fellow New Yorkers," says Mike Jean, founder of Hope for Them Foundation. As a Haitian and New Yorker, Mr. Jean is very familiar with disaster and devastation. He was instrumental in the relief efforts of 2010 Haiti earthquake, and actively raises millions of dollars in partnership with other organizations, to help the impoverished and those touched by natural disasters.

    The Holiday Benefit will feature guest of honor humanitarian Sam Childers (The Machine Gun Preacher), who has saved the lives of thousands of children, throughout the continent of Africa. Also In attendance: Elizabeth De Kergolay, John Bartlett, Patrick McMullan, Keith Boykin, Larry Mack, Bonnie Young, Diandra Douglas. A live auction and exhibit will feature the paintings by Mariam Cabessa, William Quigley and Jean-Baptiste Frantz. Cocktails and hors'dourves courtesy of Papela. In addition to the benefit, this will also be the opening of the chic and decadent Pepela. Proceeds will be donated to New York Cares.

    Tickets are $200 minimum donation. For RSVP, sponsorships, donations and press inquiries: please contact Meredith at meredith.hopeforthem ( @ ) gmail dot com or call 1(862) 684-1107

    About New York Cares:
    Since Hurricane Sandy hit the region, New York Cares; a 501 (c) (3) organization have remained at the forefront of Volunteer recovery efforts in New York City. The volunteers of NY Cares and its founders share the vision that we all have a role to play in making our city a better place. To learn more about NY Cares, visit

    About Hope for Them Foundation:
    Hope For Them Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established with the sole purpose to serve as a reliable and efficient non-governmental participant, in contributing to the survival of the impoverished and those whose lives have been touched by natural disasters. To learn more about Hope for Them Foundation, visit

    Media inquiries, please contact Amore at Apples & Oranges Public Relations, by sending an email to info ( @ ) applesandorangespr dot com or by calling 888-371-4718.

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