BENEFITING: Music For Relief
Music for Relief is responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa: Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria to provide aid to those infected with Ebola Virus. MFR is partnering with International Medical Corps to immediately raise funds for personal protective equipment including goggles, masks, boots, and full bodysuits, which will enable health care workers to treat more patients and stop the spread of Ebola. Each personal protective suit costs approx. $350 including shipping.
Since May 2014, West Africa is experiencing one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history. As of October 3, over 7,000 cases have been reported in the region including over 3,000 deaths (WHO 2014).
About Music for Relief: Founded by the band Linkin Park, Music for Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to surviors of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has responded to help survivors of more than 20 disasters across four continents. 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. www.musicforrelief.org.
About International Medical Corps: Since its inception nearly 30 years ago, International Medical Corps' mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster, and disease, by delivering vital health care services and sustainable development projects that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. www.InternationalMedicalCorps.org.