By Tim Saunders on
Singer Mike Shinoda and bassist David “Phoenix” Farrell will be on hand at the Champs Sports store on Times Square at 11:30am to receive the donation, which will be used to benefit victims of natural disasters. The donation has been made by Major League Baseball’s Authentic Collection and Champs Sports, both of which are sponsors of the band’s current Projekt Revolution tour.
The occasion is being used to highlight the issues Music For Relief and Linkin Park are working to alleviate, including their work to respond to natural disasters as they occur to help victims recover and rebuild, with an emphasis on housing, education programs and resources. The organization, which the band established in 2005, also aims to prevent and decrease future natural disasters by reducing greenhouse gasses, seeking renewable forms of energy, and educating the public about climate change.
In the past, Linkin Park has helped raise money to benefit victims of Hurricane Charley in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. They also helped relief efforts for the 2004 Tsunami victims by staging several charity concerts, and organized an auction last year to help victims of the California wildfires.
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