Tamara Jackson from Silence Is Violence and Mary von Kurnatowski from the Tipitina's Foundation appeared on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News today to talk about the May 23 concert at Tip's for The 19 Fund.
Gambit's nonprofit arm, the Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education, has teamed up with The Tipitina’s Foundation, the United Way and Silence Is Violence to help the 19 victims of the Mother's Day shooting with a benefit concert Thursday featuring some of New Orleans’ top musicians, including Donald Harrison Jr. leading the Congo Square Nation Mardi Gras Indians, Hot 8 Brass Band, Stooges Brass Band, Bonerama and others. The event is hosted by honorary co-chairs Fats Domino, Wendell Pierce and Harrison.
All proceeds from the May 23 benefit concert — and all funds raised by The 19 Fund — will be turned over to United Way, which will serve as fiscal agent for The 19 Fund at no charge. Silence Is Violence will coordinate victim services, which will include financial aid as well as help accessing other free and discounted social services from governmental and nonprofit sources.