Successful Comedy Night for COVID-19
July 24, 2020
Oasis Gives was proud to host Stand-Up for Coronavirus: A Virtual Comedy Fundraiser last week for a sizable crowd in and outside the legal industry. Attendees of all ages enjoyed musical impressions and silly stories from seasoned entertainer, Jason Hewlett.
We were humbled to donate all ticket proceeds to Heart to Heart International, a nonprofit that is administering crisis relief worldwide. The funds raised directly increase the organization’s Coronavirus relief initiative, which includes providing medical equipment, medication, supplies, and training to those who need it locally, domestically, and internationally. So far, HHI has been able to provide nearly 400,000 personal protective materials to hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies in response to the virus:
- 285,695 masks
- 79,080 pairs of gloves
- 6,147 gowns
- 3,475 shoe covers
- 2,900 head caps
- 1,744 face shields
- and more to food banks, homeless shelters, nursing homes, and schools
To top off the night, we awarded the ACEDS package to the lucky winner, Ericka Morrison, Director of Client Services at Harbor Litigation Solutions. It was a fun and exciting evening and we’d like to thank everyone who joined us and made the evening truly special!
If you were not able to attend but would still like to donate, visit Heart to Heart International online.
This event was our second effort for COVID-19 relief. In April, we began folding from our servers in the US and UK to provide vital computer power for medical research. You (personally or through your organization) can participate in this effort by visiting Folding@Home. We are extremely proud to be doing what we can with the resources we have to help give relief, whether that’s by aiding in finding a cure (or finding a laugh!) during this pandemic.