In response to the recent devastation in Southern Asia, concerned musicians and fans along with the American Red Cross have formed Music For Relief. All donations go directly to aid the victims and their families.
You can help those affected by this crisis by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund which provides supplies, medicine, and shelter to those in need. Donate through the American Red Cross web site, or by phoning 1-800-HELP-NOW. When you call, be sure to press option #2 and tell the representative that you called because of Music for Relief. “Awed, humbled and shocked by the destruction caused by the tsunamis that hammered southern Asia earlier this week, Linkin Park have teamed up with the American Red Cross to establish Music for Relief, a charity dedicated to providing aid to victims of the tragedy.
Linkin Park have donated $100,000 to get things going, and they’re hoping their fans and musical brethren will follow suit.
“As a band, we were in a position to help, but this needs to be a lot broader effort – both by our fans and by other musicians,” Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson said. “If one of our fans can donate $10, then that’s going to help, and the faster we can do it, the better.
“Here in the States, we might not think that we’re directly affected by all this, but we can help. And the more we can do, and the quicker we can do it, the more lives we can save,” Delson continued. “Obviously, there’s been a horrendous, unparalleled loss of life. But a lot more
people are going to die from being homeless and the problems with the water and diseases.”
“We played what was the largest Thai concert in the past 10 years. It was an amazing show, and I carry with me the hospitality of the Thai people and the people of southern Asia,” he said. “And having been there, I can just say that people there were so welcoming to us, and I really hope that through this effort we can help in some small way.”
Phone donations may be made by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW. When you call, be sure to press option #2 and tell the representative that you called because of Music for Relief.
If you would like to make a donation by mail, send a check to:
Music For Relief
c/o GSO, 15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite #2100,
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.
Make checks payable to American Red Cross International Response Fund and in the Memo write MUSIC FOR RELIEF – Tsunami
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