A note from Brian Glick
Why an Iowa Concert of Hope? I got my start as a director by giving back to the community. I started by producing and directing shows and having all the funds raised go directly back to a cause I found worthy of the donation.
I’ve never been through a major disaster like what I experienced on August 10. A category 3 hurricane, otherwise known as a “derecho”, tore through our community, destroying 75 square miles of city land, 750,000 trees (65% of our tree canopy), 30 school buildings and thousands of homes. 14 million acres of corn and soybean crops were damaged or destroyed by the violent windstorm. We had only 30 minutes to take shelter and the storm barreled down on us for 45 minutes. 3 people lost their lives. The humanitarian situation here has been dire.
There are parts of the community that have been rendered unrecognizable from the devastation. People sleeping in their cars and on the streets. After three weeks some still don’t have power or cellular connections. We seek national attention to raise funds for those who need it desperately.
The goal is to make a difference through the arts. Iowa Concert of Hope does just that.
Through music and dance, we come together with Cedar Rapids artists, Cedar Rapids natives who are performing across the great white way, as well as national stars. The arts through song and dance bring us together in times of need. So I am calling upon you for your support, whether by sharing our story or by contributing during the concert.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your contribution and kindness to give back.
With a warm heart and the kindest regards,
Founder & Director
Iowa Concert of Hope