Music for Relief Supports Pakistan Flood Aid
Music for Relief is asking for your support to help more than half a million people displaced by flooding in Pakistan this year.
Monsoon rains caused the worst flooding ever in Pakistan, submerging roads and bridges and cutting off survivors from critical supplies of medicine, food and clean water. 20 million people have been affected -- more than the number of people affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake combined.
One-fifth of the country was underwater, covering over 3.2 million hectares, roughly the area of Italy! The water has damaged 14% of Pakistan"s cultivated land. With their homes and livestock lost, millions of families have had their lives turned upside down. Displaced families are camping on roadsides. Many lack shelter, food, and clean water.
Two Ways Fans Can Help:
- You can support Flood victims in Pakistan by making a donation to Music for Relief here. MFR is partnering with the UN Refugee Agency to help provide shelter and life-saving aid to millions of people still in need. 100% of your donation will go to those in need of aid and MFR will match your dollars up to $10,000.
- Or visit socialvibe.com to raise funds for the recovery effort without donating a dime by completing a few activities.
Once you"ve taken action, please share your support of MFR for the Pakistan Floods on Facebook, Twitter or forward this information to friends and family and ask them to do the same. Thank you for your support!
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Working with Music For Relief, a non-profit founded by Linkin Park following the 2004 Asian tsunamis, Alanis Morissette, The All-American Rejects, Dave Matthews Band, Enrique Iglesias, Hoobastank, Kenna (track co-produced by Linkin Park"s Mike Shinoda and The Neptune"s Chad Hugo), Linkin Park, Lupe Fiasco/Kenna (collaboration produced by Mike Shinoda), Peter Gabriel and Slash all graciously donated never-before-released music to help raise funds and promote awareness of the recovery efforts.
Stay Tuned For A New Release Of Music Coming Soon!
A new set of songs is currently being compiled -- more songs, more ways to get involved! The new version will again provide fans with the opportunity to download a collection of exclusive songs by their favorite artists and then donate funds to help in the relief efforts.
Music for Relief works in partnership with established agencies to support immediate relief with food, water and medical supplies as well as long-term sustainable housing solutions for the people affected by this and other catastrophic natural disasters.
Get more information about current projects and learn how you can volunteer at upcoming MFR events here. Or, read more from (it) magazine about MFR"s green home build in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles and get involved today!
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 victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters.Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $3.5 million for victims of multiple disasters across four continents including the 2005 tsunami in Southeast Asia, hurricanes Katrina and Rita, wildfires in Southern California & Victoria Australia, China"s Wenchuan earthquake, and a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe. Music for Relief also supports environmental programs to help in prevention and mitigation of future natural disasters such as the Send Dirt campaign for wetlands protection and restoration and the Million Tree Project in China"s Inner Mongolia Desert. MFR has organized a benefit concert featuring multiplatinum artists, 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 a million trees to help reduce global warming. For more information on these programs and Music for Relief, CLICK HERE.