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LINKIN PARK'S - MUSIC FOR RELIEF
Hey!! Anyone who went to the 3rd Annual Sunset Strip Music Fest in WEHO this weekend w/headliners Linkin Park...please know LOTS of your ticket $$ went to Linkin Park's organization Music For Relief: a grassroots effort comprised of musicians, music industry professionals and fans who believe that together we can create positive change.
BACKGROUND: Established in 2005 to provide aid for those affected by the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the idea for Music For Relief originated amongst the members of the band Linkin Park who wanted to do something to help those affected. The idea was that if they made a donation, and then asked their musician peers and their fans to make a donation as well, a huge impact could be made in assisting relief efforts. With this in mind, they started reaching out to others in the music community to get involved and became the founders of Music For Relief.
Over $5,000,000 in donations
1,000,000 trees planted
Our programs have helped survivors of:
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Hannah, Ike & Gustav
Cyclones Nargis in Burma, Sidr, and Aila in Bangladesh
Wildfires in Southern California & Victoria Australia
Typhoons Ketsana, Parma, Morakot and Lupit in Southeast Asia
Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak
Tornado in Mena, Arkansas
China’s Wenchuan Earthquake
2009 Earthquakes in the Pacific Islands and Indonesia
2010 Haiti Earthquake
Monsoon Flooding in Pakistan
2011 Japan Earthquake & tsunami
Famine in Somalia
MFR Environmental programs have helped educate artists and fans about how they can reduce their carbon footprint also how climate change impacts weather related disasters.
Thanks to my guest Whitney Showler w/MFR who shared ALL the reasons why we should get involved w/this group...Limkin Park, NOT just a bunch of rockers trying to be cool but artists who TRULY care about the world around us AND active in our local communities like LA where the band is from...Whitney shared what the org is doing world wide and offered ways for volunteers to take part in helping in disaster relief globally and locally w/their environmental efforts of MFR...