I wanted to tell you about a really great non-profit organization called, "Music For Relief." Founded by members of the band Linkin Park, Music For Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $2 million for the victims of the tsunami tragedy in Southeast Asia and hurricanes Katrina and Rita. MFR has organized a benefit concert featuring multi-platinum artists & numerous celebrity guests, sent musicians and volunteers to Southeast Asia and the U.S. Gulf Coast to help rebuild and donate supplies to people in need, and planted over 355,000 trees to help reduce global warming.
Right now MFR has three projects:
1. Help victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita rebuild their lives by funding and building homes in the U.S. Gulf Coast with Habitat for Humanity
2. Help weaken and prevent future natural disasters by raising awareness about climate change and by planting trees with American Forests to help reduce global warming.
3. Raising funds and awareness for the survivors of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh which struck on Nov 15th 2007, affecting 8.6 million people.
There are a few ways you can help!1. You can also buy merch from the MFR store. All the profits made go towards the above projects: http://bandmerch.seenon.com/index.php?v=m
2. You can donate online at: http://www.musicforrelief.org/donate
Or by mail to: Music For Reliefc/o GSO, 15260 Ventura Blvd.Suite # 2100 ,Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.Please make checks payable to Music For Relief.
Thank you for reading. If you don't want to donate please copy/paste the info and send it to your friends! Thanks!
**Important: Music for Relief is a tax exempt, non-profit organization. In the United States , all donations made to Music for Relief are tax deductible**