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Music For Relief

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Music For Relief is the charity organisation founded by Linkin Park after being shocked by the tsumani tragedy as they had just been in South East Asia weeks before it struck, its aim is to deal with the prevention and aftermath of natural disasters.

Comprised of musicians and music industry professionals, Music For Relief seeks to bring the music community together under one blanket to maximize the efforts to create awareness and raise funds for those in need.

Established in 2005 to provide aid for those affected by the tsumami tragedy in South Asia, the idea for Music For Relief originated amongst the members of the band Linkin Park who wanted to do something to help the victims. 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.

Music For Relief has two immediate goals. The first goal is to respond to natural disasters as they occur to help victims recover and rebuild, with an emphasis on housing, education programs and resources. The organization also recognizes the environmental consequences of global warming, which have demonstrated the capability to accelerate and strengthen certain types of natural disasters. Therefore the second goal of Music For Relief is to help prevent and decrease future natural disasters by reducing greenhouse gasses, seeking renewable forms of energy and educating the public about climate change.
Long term, Music For Relief is committed to expand efforts to a global scale and have the resources to be able to mobilize the music community and music fans to help various causes throughout the world should the need arise.

The organization is donating $1 from every Projekt Revolution tour ticket sold to American Forests.
In the wake of the October 2007 California wildfires, Music For Relief made a donation of $50,000 to Santa Barbara-based Direct Relief International , which was matched by SanDisk for a total of $100,000 for the relief effort.

Music for Relief responded to Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh with an eBay auction and fundraising effort to raise money for the survivors. Proceeds from this initiative were donated to CARE’s recovery effort in Bangladesh.

LP also donated $1/ticket from their recent 2007 Europe and UK tour and the winter 2008 U.S. and Canadian tour dates to Music for Relief for tree planting.