Ray Ellin is happy to give back

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Ray Ellin is considered by his peers to be the best host in NYC, and Ray is also known as “Aruba Ray” because of his passion for Aruba. Ray has been coming to Aruba every month for the past seven years, where he produces and hosts these incredible comedy shows. Due to the COVID-19 situation Ellin was unable to visit this year. Instead he decided to support Aruba’s “Happy to Give Back” relief initiative with his Live Interactive Online Show, every Friday at 8Pm EST.

This Friday, and like every Friday, Ellin is going live on his comedy show to give you a night full of jokes and fun. Part of the amounts reached are going to Happy to Give Back Initiative. Already popular in New York, the comedian has brought his talent and some of his colleagues for many years already to Aruba. He is also an executive producer of the television show “This Week at the Comedy Cellar” on Comedy Central. Untill Ellin is back on the island again with his phenomenal live shows you can catch a laugh online. You will be amazed with Ellins quick wit, sharp tongue and hilarious observations and the range of top comedians will take care of a full laughter show where you forget all your worries and tune out with a happy smile. Get your tickets at www.arubacomedy.com.

About Happy to Give Back

On April 9, 2020, CEDE Aruba launched its “Happy to Give Back” relief initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought Aruba’s only economic pillar of tourism to a complete stop. CEDE Aruba has joined forces with several local and international influencers who are helping to support the cause. The foundation is very excited to announce that they have hit the $300k mark, but they obviously need more as statistics show that they will need to provide support for the following 6 to 12 months. Many local and international friends are helping the Happy to Give Back initiative reach its $1M and the organization is thankful for that.

The whole world has been deeply affected by COVID-19 and everyone everywhere is doing what they can to overcome these difficult times. We hope that you, reading this now, are well and safe. Aruba, known as ‘One happy Island’ and your ‘home away from home’ is unfortunately no exception. After the closing of our border, tourism has come to a complete halt (roughly 1.2 million visitors a year). As a result, thousands of people have already lost their jobs and many more will. According to projections (Standard and Poor’s), Aruba will be one of the most affected economies in the world.

CEDE Aruba, established in 1986, is a local community foundation that supports many non-profits and volunteer projects on our island. With this platform they now reach out to all friends of Aruba. “We know these are hard times for everyone. Yet, we also know how many people love our island and would like to return shortly. This is why we encourage you to make a small donation. All donations will support volunteer projects and initiatives that will benefit our shared love; Aruba. All donations go 100% to: Foodbanks & Vulnerable Groups who will fund local food banks and warm meals for Aruba’s vulnerable groups, especially the elderly, people in complete isolation, children, and the thousands of people in the local community who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.”