MIAMI, Nov. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Long Island couple Michael Posillico and Sheila Sullivan will forgo their wedding reception next Saturday and instead host the debut event of Hurricane Hearts, a movement dedicated to providing aid to those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The couple decided to postpone their wedding following the devastation caused by the hurricanes in order to donate their venue at SLS Hotel South Beach toward humanitarian relief efforts being conducted through non-profit Global Empowerment Mission (GEM).
“Michael and I share a passion for helping others. We are blessed to have found the happiness we have and believe it is our responsibility to give back to those that have suffered such great loss,” said Sullivan.
“We felt that donating our wedding reception venue was an obvious opportunity to do some real good,” said Posillico. “Our hearts are connected in our passion to serve, which is why we decided to name this movement Hurricane Hearts. We know that GEM is making sure Irma and Maria victims get the aid they deserve, and Sheila and I are proud to have them partner in this event.”
The couple connected with GEM to ensure aid is delivered quickly and effectively, as GEM’s efforts currently are solely dedicated toward providing aid to victims of the back-to-back hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Through GEM’s efforts, 10 million pounds of aid have been marshaled and approximately four million pounds of aid have been shipped out in the last month on 54 privately chartered planes.
Over 90-percent of the funds raised with Hurricane Hearts will go toward shipping costs to ensure aid is delivered most quickly to those in need.
The Hurricane Hearts launch event will be co-hosted by Michael Posillico and Sheila Sullivan along with GEM Founder Michael Capponi. Taking place at SLS Hotel South Beach, the evening will include a three-hour open bar. Music will be provided by Miami’s DJ Irie and celebrities including Robert Avellanet from Puerto Rican band Menudo will be in attendance.
The Hurricane Hearts fundraiser will be held between Clyde and the pool deck at SLS South Beach on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 from 8:30 p.m. — 11:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets visit https://hurricanehearts1111.com/. Tickets also may be purchased at the door.
SOURCE Hurricane Hearts