The Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, through the Department of Fiestas, delivered this Friday the solidarity check with the collection of the tickets for the cultural events of the past May Festivities, for a value of 18,640 euros, which will be addressed to the 54 food distribution entities that operate in the municipality.
The mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, José Manuel Bermúdez, who was accompanied by the councilors of Fiestas and Social Action, Alfonso Cabello and Rosario González, respectively, was in charge of personally delivering the financial contribution to the president of the Food Bank of Tenerife, Hernán Cerón, who will be the organization responsible for distributing the aid among the associations of the city.
Bermúdez took advantage of the event to recall that “When we decided to charge a symbolic price for tickets to the May Festivities, we were criticized at the time. And the reality is that today, a month later, we are making a donation of a very important amount of money, which we are convinced will be very useful for all the entities that are going to be beneficiaries ”. “We have created employment and it has also served to help those most in need,” added the mayor.
“With the act that we are celebrating today, it is shown that the chicharreros and the chicharreras put solidarity ahead of having to pay for performances”, to which the first mayor took the opportunity to highlight the planning of the events adjusting to the restrictions set by the health authorities “in parties that have shown that security prevailed, since we did not have any Public Health requirements, nor was any outbreak of the virus confirmed.”
The Party Councilor, Alfonso Cabello, in his speech pointed out “the desire that the society of Santa Cruz has to enjoy activities in the street, we have to remember that more than 10,000 people passed through the stable cultural space.” “Many were those who criticized us when we put a symbolic price on the tickets of the events, which we had to do it obligatorily to control the capacity due to sanitary restrictions, and we demonstrated that a safe culture can be done in a venue, guaranteeing safety both for the artists themselves and for the workers and the public ”.
The person in charge of distributing the aid to the municipal entities, Hernán Cerón, wanted to thank the city council for its involvement with the entities not only of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, but of the entire island, and highlighted the moment when this aid arrives “just when we need it most, and we are having many problems to continue with the deliveries, due to the lack of supply ”.