Music For Relief Offers Downloads For Donations
January 20, 2010 at 10:20 AM (PT)
LINKIN PARK's non-profit foundation, MUSIC FOR RELIEF, is collaborating with DAVE MATTHEWS BAND's BAMA WORKS HAITIAN relief effort, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY and the U.N. FOUNDATION on a project called DOWNLOAD TO DONATE FOR HAITI, reports MTV.COM. They've made previously unreleased songs by PETER GABRIEL, ALANIS MORISSETTE, SLASH and BETH HART, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS and HOOBASTANK, as well as LINKIN PARK and MATTHEWS, available for download for a donation to HAITI relief.
"Our hearts go out to the people of HAITI," LINKIN PARK's CHESTER BENNINGTON told MTV NEWS. "We pray that this initiative provides some relief and support to the survivors and hope we inspire our fans, friends and families to make donations as well."
"We're encouraging people to give what they can," SLASH said in a statement. "There's no right or wrong amount. The people of HAITI are in desperate need of food, fresh water, shelter and medical supplies and every little bit helps."
The organization's website asserts that 100% of funds received will support those affected by the earthquake in HAITI, and that funds will be divided equally among the rapid response efforts of the UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION, the long-term, sustainable rebuilding of homes with HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, and DAVE MATTHEWS BAND's BAMA WORKS Haitian relief efforts. Fans can determine how much they want to donate for each download.