Seeking personal care items for Hurricane victims
October 19, 2018 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum is joining with Feeding Tampa Bay in support of those impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Museum is seeking help from the community to gather personal care items and diapers for those affected by hurricane damage.
In the spirit of Bill Graham, The Florida Holocaust Museum is offering half priced admission now through November 30, 2018 for patrons who visit the Museum with a donation. Personal care items accepted for donation include products such as toiletries, paper goods, and cleaning supplies. Diapers and diaper wipes will also be accepted.
Donations are being collected starting Friday, October 19 at The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, FL.
“One of the most important legacies Bill Graham left us is that we all have the capacity to make a difference through our actions,” said The FHM’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Gelman. “This drive is a simple way to encourage ‘upstander behavior’ and bring a small measure of relief to our friends and family in the Panhandle.”
The Museum is also reaching out to the school districts in the hardest hit areas to bring additional educational resources to teachers and students.
Visitors will have the opportunity to view The Florida Holocaust Museum’s current exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, which explores the extraordinary life of renowned music promoter Bill Graham (1931- 1991) who helped launch and promote the careers of countless rock & roll artists such as Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Fleetwood Mac, the Who, Led Zeppelin, the Doors, and the Rolling Stones.
Bill Graham conceived rock & roll as a powerful force for supporting humanitarian causes and was instrumental in the production of milestone benefit concerts such as Live Aid (1985) and Human Rights Now! (1988). During his lifetime, Bill Graham put together a number of successful benefit concerts for a multitude of organizations. He genuinely cared about artists and attendees at his concerts and his philanthropy improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution is organized and circulated by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in association with the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, and made possible by the support of Alex Graham, David Graham, and Danny Scher.
Presented locally by Bank of America, with additional support from the State of Florida
Department of Cultural Affairs and The June Baumgardner Gelbart Foundation.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
2017 marked a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) as the Museum celebrated its 25th Anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org.
About Feeding Tampa Bay
Feeding Tampa Bay plays a vital role in responding to natural disasters – such as floods, tornadoes and hurricanes – throughout the state. As an affiliate of Feeding America, Feeding Tampa Bay accumulates and directs resources to other food banks in our network when national or local disasters take place.