Bacardi’s rum facility will host the United for Puerto Rico live concert and telethon on Sunday, December 10. All proceeds from the fundraising initiative will go directly to organizations benefiting Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
“As one of the founding partners of United for Puerto Rico, Bacardi is honored to be the site for the event and sponsor of the live telethon,” says Ignacio del Valle, Regional President for Bacardi – Latin America & Caribbean.
The lawn of the 127-acre distillery will play host 25,000 people from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are free of charge and have been distributed throughout the island.
The event will include presentations by musicians such as El Gran Combo, as well as up-and-coming local talent like Christian Daniel – all of whom will donate their time. Organizations that have received support from United for Puerto Rico will share their stories, and Puerto Rico’s top television personalities will host the event.
“As soon as United for Puerto Rico was launched, Bacardi joined us in our efforts to support Puerto Rico, including accepting to host this special event at their spectacular site,” says adds Aurelio Aleman, President of the Board of United for Puerto Rico. “We look forward to a great day of Puerto Rico coming together and saying thank you.”
Puerto Rico has been home to the Bacardi distillery since 1936.
As part of their ongoing commitment to the island, the Bacardi family and company have committed more than $3 million to relief efforts in Puerto Rico, the company says, activated two Emergency Stop & Go Relief Centers, and deployed 11 mobile relief caravans to provide aid to some of the hardest hit communities in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
The United for Puerto Rico telethon will broadcast live locally on WIPR, WAPA PR, Telemundo PR, Univision PR, Mega TV, in the U.S. mainland on WAPA Americas and MEGA TV, and around the world on Facebook Live.