The World in My Hands supports Music For Relief


As you can see I have been making some changes in this site, I have decided I’m going to take advantage of the resources I have and make this blog look more like my own website and keep the blog as part of it.

While going through the options in my desktop manager I found out a new widget which is aimed to support a charity cause, and I thought it to be a great idea. With every click I get on the widget on my blog the organization will donate money to the cause, in this case I have chosen Music for Life as my sponsored charity organization. We hear about huge natural disasters on TVthat cause worrisome in the population but we often end up forgetting about them or what happened to them after a few weeks when the media stops talking about it as much. I think it’s important to keep fighting for such causes and help as little as your contribution can be, it’s never in vain. This organization also helps to preserve our environment and the CO2 emissions, which makes it even more amazing.

Music For Relief is a grassroots effort comprised of musicians, music industry professionals and fans who believe that together we can create positive change.

BACKGROUND: Established in 2005 to provide aid for those affected by the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the idea for Music For Relief originated amongst the members of the band Linkin Park who wanted to do something to help those affected. 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.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Over $4,000,000 in donations

810,000 trees planted to sequester more than 270,000 tons of CO2

Our programs have helped survivors of:

2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Hannah, Ike & Gustav

Cyclones Nargis in Burma, Sidr, and Aila in Bangladesh

Wildfires in Southern California & Victoria Australia

Typhoons Ketsana, Parma, Morakot and Lupit in Southeast Asia

2010 Haiti Earthquake

Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak

Tornado in Mena, Arkansas

China’s Wenchuan Earthquake

2009 Earthquakes in the Pacific Islands and Indonesia

Monsoon Flooding in Pakistan

MFR Environmental programs have helped educate artists and fans about how they can reduce their carbon footprint also how climate change impacts weather related disasters.

For further information visit their website at www.musicforrelief.org

LET’S HELP THE WORLD

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