Whet Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund

Whet Travelthe leader in independent music cruise experiences, reveals their next Groove Cruise Virtual Sail Aways Live in benefit to the Whet Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund coming this weekend May 21-24, 2020. Facing this massive feat that is assisting those facing hardships due to the pandemic, the renowned floating electronic music festival-gone-virtual, Groove Cruise, is donating 100% of the proceeds to support those affected. With a global music community that is vast beyond words, 30+ DJs and artists, with a super-tech hub,  including live mixed visuals, will all come together in support of this grass roots cause.

The previous Groove Cruise Virtual Sail Aways raised $11, 619 for those facing hardships from the pandemic; over 60 Groove Cruise Captains were sent relief to date, alongside 250 protective face shields sent to multiple hospitals in South Florida. “This pandemic has certainly hit home for me and the #GCFAM community.” Says Jason Beukema founder and creator of Whet Travel, Groove Cruise, and Whet Foundation. “We’ve heard stories of hardship from people coming down with serious complications from the virus, a doctor in San Diego in ICU for the past 2 weeks, parents who have been lost, nurses still working and risking their lives every day without proper protective gear and obviously many jobs lost. We must do something to help. This effort will provide some relief for those sorely in need right now. I urge anyone experiencing a hardship to apply for a grant from the Relief Fund and we will do everything we can to help.”

May 21-24, 2020 for approximately 11 hours per day
WHEN
What’s important during this time is supporting people who need help and in turn keeping the vibes positive to get through this together; while supporting our extended creative and music community.
WHY
The Whet Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund Groove Cruise Virtual Sail Aways live stream charity event will feature all live performances, live mixed visuals just like an in person event, and the WhetZoom interactive video chat room! Plus, the embedded donation feature on the GC Twitch channel. The Whet Foundation is a 501c3 that was started 8 years ago and all donations are tax deductible.
WHAT
Our tech team has been online streaming collectively for over 20 years and will be having all streams from artist homes going into their mega-center in Florida with added live visuals and then out to the world across all Groove Cruise, artist and media channels.  
HOW
Anyone experiencing hardship can apply for a Grant. Artists are current past and future Groove Cruise Family coming together to support a transparent and legit cause with 100% of every dollar donated going to support those affected. 
WHO
The Groove Cruise Twitch will be the main hub and where donations will be collected. It will also go live on Groove Cruise Facebook, YoutubeZoom and Instagram pages, and we will also go live on artist, media, and partner pages to generate more exposure and donations.
WHERE

The Whet Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund will ease the financial burden of artists experiencing hardships, captains who sail with us, health workers keeping us safe, former employees, contractors, and partner companies that have laid off employees, and that of our extended friends and family. The COVID-19 Relief Fund provides tax-free funds for any number of hardships; including unanticipated healthcare costs, rent or mortgage payments, utility expenses, food, medicine, and other necessities.

COVID-19 RELIEF FUND FAQ'S

How will my donations to the COVID-19 Relief Fund be used?

The Whet Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund will ease the financial burden of artists experiencing hardships, “Captains” who have sailed with Whet Travel, health workers keeping us safe, former employees, contractors, and partner companies that have laid off employees, and that of our extended friends and family. The COVID-19 Relief Fund provides tax-free funds for any number of hardships; including unanticipated healthcare costs, rent or mortgage payments, utility expenses, food, medicine, and other necessities. Anyone experiencing hardships during this pandemic are able to apply for the grant program application directly on the Groove Cruise website

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes

How can I help get the word out?

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, you will receive a tax receipt. If you do not receive your tax receipt or you misplace it, please contact WhetFoundation@whettravel.com for another copy.

Are online donations secure?

Yes, your security is important to us. We follow industry best practices to ensure your personal and credit card information is kept private and secure.

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