It’s a real privilege , necessity, and joy to support the citizens of Ukraine as they are still under attack from Russia. As both the American Council of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind have noted, a sizeable population of refugees are blind and visually impaired. Hence, musicians around the world, including many who are themselves blind, held a benefit concert to raise money for support.
I received this encouraging update, an article from Dots And Dashes, in my inbox this evening and am sharing it here. After all, what happens in the worldwide blindness community does have a bearing on our lives here in the United States.
“Special Thanks Following Ukrainian Benefit Concert
ACB thanks all those who joined in and donated for the April 16th “We’re With You” benefit concert for Ukrainians who are blind and impacted by the current conflict. Over 111 blind musicians and their allies performed for the event, which ran over 11 hours. The event has raised over $92k to date, including over $6k raised through the www.acb.org/ukraine website. The event will be rebroadcast on ACB Media. So stay tuned for information on how you can listen again to this historic event!”