LOS ANGELES (Jan. 30, 2014) – Music For Relief has raised over $500,000.00 for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, through proceeds from their recent Concert For the Philippines and online auction, featuring performances by Linkin Park, The Offspring, Bad Religion, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, The Filharmonic, Travis Barker and Mike Einziger of Incubus.
Funds raised will go to International Medical Corps to help provide immediate relief to the 15 million people who have been impacted by the storm, which caused flooding, landslides and massive destruction. International Medical Corps’ teams in the Philippines are delivering critical medicines and health services, with an emphasis on water, sanitation and hygiene, disease prevention, nutrition, and mental health.
Supporters of Music For Relief were asked to raise or donate a minimum of $250 to attend the intimate concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Funds were also raised through an online auction made possible with the collaboration of Alice In Chains & Friends Fantasy Football 2013. The auction consisted of rare and collectible items including original oil paintings by Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist, Jerry Cantrell, a custom Les Paul guitar signed by Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day, and a trip for two to New York City to attend a fall the Porsche Design Runway Show with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington.
MUSIC FOR RELIEF CONCERT FOR THE PHILIPPINES will air on AXS TV Saturday Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The concert will also be available on demand on the Music for Relief YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/MusicForRelief
To make a donation to support Music for Relief’s Philippine Typhoon Response with International Medical Corps visit www.musicforrelief.org or text ‘MFR’ to 85944.
About Music for Relief: Founded by two-time Grammy winning/multi-platinum rock band Linkin Park, Music for Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to survivors of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $6 million for survivors of multiple disasters across four continents including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, hurricane Katrina, China’s Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, and the 2011 earthquake & tsunami in Japan. Music for Relief also supports environmental programs as a means of disaster risk mitigation including the planting of over 1 million trees to help reduce global warming. The organization was recently recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. Currently Music for Relief is also supporting clean energy solutions through the Power the World campaign. For more information visit www.musicforrelief.org.
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About International Medical Corps:
Since its inception in 1984, International Medical Corps has delivered more than $1.6 billion of assistance and training to millions of people in 70 countries. Its mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. A preeminent first responder with a staff of more than 4,500 worldwide, International Medical Corps has responded to every major humanitarian emergency of the last 30 years, including civil war in Angola, war and famine in Somalia, the genocide in Rwanda, ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Kosovo, conflict in Darfur, the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti, the Japan earthquake and tsunami, Hurricane Sandy, and typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
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