Virtual Concert Helps Sonoran Nonprofit Raise Nearly $5 Million For Coronavirus Relief

By Kendal Blust
Published: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:32pm
Updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 7:36am

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Carín León
Hermosillo ¿Cómo Vamos?
Singer Carín León and his band performed for the virtual fundraising concert put on by Hermosillo ¿Cómo Vamos? on Aug. 29, 2020.

A nonprofit organization in the Sonoran capital of Hermosillo raised funds for its coronavirus relief efforts with a virtual concert. The organization has raised nearly $5 million in the last five months.

Hermosillo-native Carín León kicked-off the three-hour virtual fundraising concert this weekend, which featured several well-known local performers and bringing in about $100,000 in donations.

With those funds, the community organization Hermosillo ¿Cómo Vamos? says it’s raised more than 100 million pesos, or nearly $5 million, for coronavirus relief efforts in the last five months.

"We can achieve the goal that we propose for ourselves," said Arturo Díaz Monge, president of Hermosillo ¿Cómo Vamos?. "That's what we've proven today as Hermosillenses."

Díaz Monge congratulated Hermosillo residents, business owners, government agencies and nonprofits for contributing to the efforts. He said the funds are being used to support struggling families with food, medication and other necessities, to purchase medical supplies for hospitals and clinics, and to establish microloans, among other projects.

Element
Hermosillo ¿Cómo Vamos?
Rock band Element performs during the virtual fundraising concert put on by community organization Hermosillo ¿Cómo Vamos? on Aug. 29, 2020.
Noé Beltrán and Carín León
Hermosillo ¿Cómo Vamos?
Hermosillo, Sonora-based commedian Noé Beltrán and singer Carín León both performed during the virtual fundraising concert Hermosillo ¿Cómo Vamos? hosted on Aug. 29, 2020 to raise funds for coronavirus relief.

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