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Oct182017

Puerto Rico Comic Con and Hollywood celebrities join forces to aid in the Island’s recovery 

 

· The event works alongside Illumina Productions, Random Acts LLC, and Stands LLC to undertake the INDIVISIBLE t-shirt campaign, to benefit the Por Los Nuestros Fund.

San Juan, Puerto Rico – In the wake of Hurricane Maria’s passing through the Caribbean, Puerto Rico Comic Con has joined forces with Hollywood industry professionals to launch the INDIVISIBLE campaign, a fundraising effort jointly undertaken talent management agency Illumina Productions and the non-government entities Random Acts LLC and Stands LLC. One hundred percent of the funds raised through the INDIVISIBLE t-shirt campaign will benefit the Por Los Nuestros Fund, a wholly Puerto Rican endeavor that carries out rescue and relief efforts in several areas, including education and health, among others.

“The storm’s passing may have impacted all sectors, but it will never break the Puerto Rican spirit of overcoming adversity. We’ve joined forces with our friends in the entertainment world and call on everyone – geek or not – to support this campaign and be a part of the country’s recovery process. We all have the responsibility to help Puerto Rico and rebuild its future. We must remember that we are Puerto RiCANs, not Puerto RiCAN’Ts,” said Ricardo Carrión, executive producer of Puerto Rico Comic Con.

For her part, Julie Caitlin Brown, Hollywood talent manager and president of Illumina Productions, noted: “I have been blessed to visit Puerto Rico with my celebrity clients and quickly found a connection with the beautiful people and the island.  What makes America great is our ability to be diverse and at the same time, indivisible, our diversity giving us the strength and depth of a multi-cultural United States, and our loyalty and commitment to each other as Americans.  Our goal is two-fold: To raise money for those in need and to remind those on the mainland that Puerto Rico is part of the United States, we stand with them, indivisible.”

In addition, Rachel Miner, director of the Random Acts non-profit, added: 'Lack of shelter, food, electricity, and clean drinking water have made this a humanitarian crisis the likes of which no human should have to endure. We wish with all our hearts that our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico know we stand with them to help with their recovery efforts.'

People living in and outside of Puerto Rico who wish to support the campaign and purchase the INDIVISIBLE t-shirt can do so at http://bit.ly/indivisibl. The Por Los Nuestros Fund is an initiative spearheaded by the Foundation for Puerto Rico with the objective of furthering sustainable solutions to address the urgent needs of the communities most affected in Puerto Rico by the storm. Among the priorities established are those related to health, specifically the prevention of epidemics and disease outbreaks associated with natural disasters. The Fund also address the potable water crisis and uses funds to help in the reconstruction of the thousands of homes destroyed in the storm. The Fund is led by businessman Manuel Cidré, the journalist Jay Fonseca, and other notable professionals committed to Puerto Rico.

As of press time, dozens of Hollywood artists have lent their support to the campaign, among them:

  • Lana Parrilla (Once Upon a Time)
  • David Ramsey (Arrow)
  • Michael Coleman (Once Upon a Time)
  • Misha Collins (Supernatural)
  • Osric Chau (Dirk Gently, Supernatural)
  • Karen David (Once Upon A Time, Galavant)
  • Beverley Elliott (Once Upon a Time)
  • Oded Fehr (The Mummy, Once Upon a Time)
  • Jared Gilmore (Once Upon A Time)
  • Rick Gonzalez (Arrow)
  • Gil McKinney (Once Upon a Time, Supernatural)
  • Rebecca Mader (Once Upon a Time, Lost)
  • Rachel Miner (Supernatural)
  • Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Longmire)

Each day more artists join and pledge their support.

For more information, follow Puerto Rico Comic Con’s social media channels: @PRComicCon.

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