LEVICK Responds to Hurricane Maria Destruction with “PR for PR” Fundraiser


CommPRO Editorial Staff

LEVICK is uniting the Washington, D.C. public relations industry in support of Hurricane Maria disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico with the PR for PR Fundraiser, a happy hour fundraiser at District Anchor on Oct. 11.

At its core, the industry-wide event is intended to make the largest possible impact for the people of Puerto Rico. A percentage of all drink proceeds from the “PR for PR” (public relations professionals in support of Puerto Rico) event, guest donations and raffle ticket profits will aid the Foundation for Puerto Rico.

Chairman and CEO Richard Levick, who recently wrote an article for Forbes about Puerto Rico’s recovery plan, commented: “The devastation that has struck Puerto Rico is nearly unimaginable. In response, we’ve seen the Island community rally together with a level of leadership, courage, and energy that is as extraordinary as it is inspirational. When you bring together a group in support of a common goal you can make a much greater impact—and that is what PR for PR is all about.”

Foundation for Puerto Rico is one of the largest endowed public charities on the island and is currently fully dedicated to relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts with the “Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.”

Once Hurricane Maria hit, the charity immediately began deploying funds to provide food, water and resources directly to people with urgent needs. FPR is also providing sustainable relief by supporting small businesses and restoring the island’s natural resources.

According to FEMA, currently 9.2 percent of customers have access to electricity and more than 55.5 percent of customers have access to potable water in Puerto Rico.

Those who are unable to attend the event can make a donation via Venmo to @PRforPR.

LEVICK’s fundraiser is open to the public from 5:30 to 10 p.m. All guests are encouraged to donate what they can to the Venmo account “PRforPR.”

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