Elevation Festivals aims to raise $100,000 for Ukrainian relief
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Elevation Festivals, the organization behind Cleveland’s WonderStruck and Columbus’ WonderBus music festivals, is aiming to raise $100,000 for humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine, due to the ongoing conflict between the Russia and Ukraine.
“Live music events have a long history of doing the right thing and supporting people in times of crisis,” Elevation President Denny Young said in a press release. “We wanted to do our best to support the innocent people of Ukraine and invite others in our industry (and beyond) to come forward and help these people now.”
Elevation has partnered with MedWish International for his fundraising. MedWish will provide assistance in the event of a shortage of medical supplies and other necessary supplies in Ukraine, according to a press release.
Elevation will send a $10,000 donation to help cover the cost of shipping more than 20,000 pounds of supplies, according to a press release.
The remainder of Elevation’s fundraising goal will be met through promotions for festival ticket buyers. This includes an offer of two free general admission one-day tickets to Elevation’s three music festivals (WonderStruck, WonderBus and WonderRoad in Indianapolis), available to the first 500 donors who donate $175 or more to MedWish. Elevation will also donate $25 for every adult ticket purchased for its festivals over the next 30 days.
Plus, for those who participate in MedWish fundraising in either of these two ways, Elevation will be giving away $25 gift certificates to spend at festival merchandise booths this summer.
“We are very grateful for Elevation’s support of our relief efforts in Ukraine. Any music festival-goer can have an immediate and positive impact on the crisis in Ukraine,” said Allison Busser, director of development at MedWish, in a statement. “MedWish has extensive experience in providing international humanitarian assistance and we are willing and able to use our strengths as an organization to provide assistance to individuals and organizations who are affected by the crisis in Ukraine. .”
WonderRoad in Indianapolis is scheduled for June 11-12, while WonderStruck is scheduled for July 9-10 and WonderBus is scheduled for August 26-28.
Find more information about the initiative on wonderstruckfest.com.