READING, Pa. – The continuing photos of a war-torn Ukraine proceed to influence folks proper right here in Berks County.
“We can’t enable this to occur,” mentioned artist and occasion organizer Lucille DiGiamberardino. “That is struggle crimes.”
The state of affairs delivered to thoughts a message from her mom.
“She was like, ‘Lucille, you could have a accountability,'” DiGiamberardino recalled. “And I am like, ‘Mother, I am one particular person,’ and she or he mentioned one particular person could make the distinction.”
After that, DiGiamberardino turned to these at Alvernia College in Studying and artists in our area.
“So when this occurred, they usually had been surrounding Ukraine — the Russians — I figured, ‘OK, what can I do?’ I can do music,” she mentioned.
The profit occasion for Ukraine will probably be free flowing, using a number of areas on the campus of Alvernia, together with the Francis Corridor Theatre.
“We’ll have people music and simply folks becoming a member of and that form of factor,” DiGiamberardino mentioned of the occasion, “and while you come into this foyer right here, we’ve some arts folks, some crafts folks. We even have a caterer that is going to carry us espresso and tea.”
The lineup for the profit Sunday will embody a number of artists together with the Brass Pockets and the Rockman Blues Band.
The cash raised will go to GlobalGiving, a corporation that claims it “helps donors make secure and simple U.S. tax-deductible donations to vetted, locally-driven organizations world wide.”
“If I can usher in cash for this, I am grateful to everybody that we will do that, and ship it straight over to the Ukraine and the Ukrainian refugees,” DiGiamberardino mentioned.
She added, “I feel that celebration of life and happiness and dancing is one thing that we undoubtedly want as we observe this struggle.”
The profit live performance takes place Sunday, April 24, from 2 p.m. to five p.m.