Tenor Placido Domingo Announces Disaster Relief Fundraising

NEW YORK (AP) — Opera singer Placido Domingo has announced he will match $50,000 in donations to relief efforts following an earthquake in Mexico and a hurricane in Puerto Rico.

The 76-year-old tenor-baritone said Monday he had donated $200,000 to Carlos Slim’s foundation, which matched that amount on a five-to-one basis for a total of $1.2 million.

Domingo said he’s giving $50,000 to the Placido and Marta Domingo Foundation for the latest campaign and the money will go to the Mexican Red Cross, the Hispanic Federation, United for Puerto Rico and Embracing Puerto Rico of the Fundacion Banco Popular.

He will also donate proceeds from a concert in San Antonio’s Alamodome on Oct. 18 to the American Red Cross Natural Disaster Fund. He says the money is intended to support victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Hurricane Irma in Florida.

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Drip Pan: CBS Local App
Drip Pan: Weather App
Drip Pan: Restaurant Week 365

Watch & Listen LIVE