The Italian Artist Ylenia Mino Donates Paintings to “Build 1,000 Homes” after Hurricane Sandy:
Art and Fundraising in Staten Island to “Build 1,000 Homes”
Ylenia Mino is a talented Italian painter living in Manhattan. She creates vibrant oil paintings on canvas using bright and joyful colors. Her desirable art is well known around the world and her paintings have reached the homes of multiple illustrious Italian officials and prestigious private Italian and American collectors.
This experienced artist Ylenia Mino supported the fundraiser, “Build 1,000 Homes” on Saturday, May 31st, 2014, from 5 PM to 10 PM at New Dorp High School in Staten Island, NY located at 465 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306.
“Build 1,000 Homes” is a project born to help build the houses of the families who lost their homes during hurricane Sandy. There are 30,000 residents of NY and NJ who are still displaced by Hurricane Sandy as of today and the Build 1000 Homes team has decided to step in where other funds weren’t enough.
On October 29-30th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy pummeled the east coast with 15 foot waves and 100 mph winds. Hundreds died locally and tens of thousands were left homeless. Many of those also lost their jobs as their place of business was similarly wiped out.
A few days after the storm, when the “Build 1,000 Homes” team arrived, it felt like being in a war zone in a third-world country. The neighborhoods didn’t look anything close to a livable N.Y. City neighborhood. The Build 1,000 Homes organization has contributed over 2 million dollars in demolition, rebuilding, tools, clothing, aide, and fundraising.
Unfortunately, even though these contributions have helped, many families continue to be “homeless” as their homes are not safe to return to. Most have already burned through their insurance money and savings for mere survival.
The Saturday fundraiser program was rich in entertainment, featuring the Italian painter Ylenia Mino, a stage hypnotist, several music bands, and two young talented singers, as well as celebrities and International speakers who helped raise funds.
The fundraiser has been a milestone for the success of this project and the paintings of Ylenia Mino has been a fundamental support along with the donations of other sponsors.
We thank her and the other parties involved for helping build back the community with the sale and appreciate of fine art.
To meet Ylenia and/or other community minded artists to discuss how art fundraising for your next project, contact us here at Manhattan Art Auctions.