December 28, 2010: Update: $30,273.28 raised to date.
Can we turn $173.28 from a street performance into $30,000 online? Join evacuteer.org in raising $30,000 to commission the first piece of public art that will double as a Hurricane Evacuation pick-up point marker for our residents without access to reliable evacuation transportation. Match the bucket, become a Magic Donor today.
Evacuteer.org is a 501c3 community based organization dedicated to keeping our residents safe during the next hurricane evacuation. Over 700 New Orleanians have trained as evacuteers to assist the City of New Orleans evacuate over 30,000 residents through its City Assisted Evacuation Plan. The City Assisted Evacuation Plan activates before a Category 3 or higher storm and residents report to one of 17 neighborhood pick-up points located throughout the city. Evacuteer.org has been featured on CNN, the Huffington Post, Daily Beast, USA Today, the Times Picayune and Gambit Weekly.
The Arts Council of New Orleans has pledged $100,000 from its Percent for Art Committee towards this project. Our goal is explore the potential of our community to completely fund one of the pieces.
NOTE: The Rendering you see below is only a rendering. What actually is commissioned will be up to the artist selected and neighborhood leaders in which it is placed after a series of fact findings on needs/wants of the community.
ARE YOU MAGIC? MATCH $173.28 AND BECOME A MAGIC DONOR TODAY or help fill a Magic Bucket with any contribution of your choosing. (All donations are tax deductible.)
Become a Magic Donor and Match the Bucket!: Match $173.28 we made in the real world online and have your name placed on this historic piece of public art. Or, grab some friends name your team and pool your money to raise $173.28!
We need to fill 173 Magic Buckets to reach our goal of $30,000 for the first piece of public art at one of the City Assisted Evacuation Plan’s neighborhood pick-up points. Magic Donors will have a special significance on the first finished piece.
Or help fill a Magic Bucket or fill several with any contribution of your choosing.