Whet Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund
Whet Travel, the 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 dayWHEN
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 and 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 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.