RNR News and Notes

Washington was the first state in the US to have a confirmed Cornavirus case .. and now some of the state's heavyweights are coming together to raise money to support residents who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

 

The All In Wa. fund's goal is to raise $65 million dollars to offer help with people facing food shortages and/ or health disparities, those in need of housing assistance, small businesses, families and children, and essential workers.

 

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has announced he  will match individual donations under $1 million to All In WA causes.  The group has also received commitments from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft Corporation, and others 

 

The group has also announced they will host a virtual benefit concert to support the fundraising efforts on June 10 at 10p ET - featuring some of Washington's top talents - like Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, Dave Matthews, Ben Gibbard, Allen Stone, Macklemore, Sir Mix-A-Lot  Joel McHale, and many more

 

Photo: Danny Clinch

 

All In WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief  will stream on June 10, beginning at 7 p.m. will now air June 24 at 7 p.m. PDT   on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/amazonmusic) and through www.AllInWA.org ... It will be available on Prime Video immediately following the livestream