This year has been hard on many industries, organizations and families; people who are our audiences, colleagues and friends. As a company we are committed to carrying out our work in a way that inspires a better future for all.
As part of this commitment, and in lieu of holiday gifts, FirstCom Music is donating $20,000 divided between four charitable organizations. These organizations hold our respect for the work they do to help those in need the most in 2020 and beyond. Below we present some information on these organizations and the good works they carry out.
“Working to prevent homelessness and provide those at risk with safe, affordable housing and the skills they need to become self-sufficient.”
Founded in 1978, Housing Crisis Center (HCC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to prevent homelessness and to stabilize those at risk in affordable, decent, and permanent housing. Utilizing “scattered-site” housing, we partner with apartment properties all over Dallas and Collin County, to provide housing programs for ALL of the various homeless populations: i.e. families, veterans, single-parent families and individuals.
Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization.
Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 40 million people, including 12 million children and nearly 7 million seniors. Our nationwide network of 200 member food banks and 60,000 meal programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens, and programs for seniors and children, serves 4.3 billion meals annually to people in need, including 1.5 billion pounds of fruits and vegetables. Feeding America rescues 3.5 billion pounds of food that may have otherwise gone to waste.
COVID-19 has devastated our music community, leaving thousands of music creators and professionals with an uncertain future.
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
Unfortunately, this pandemic has economically devastated the business of music, but has equally if not more, devastated the community’s health and safety. Support will be prioritized to those who are experiencing a medical, dental, mental health, insurance, substance abuse or eviction crisis.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.