Dave “Phoenix” Farrell, a member of the two-time Grammy winning, multiplatinum band Linkin Park, shares his impressions following his trip to Haiti with Music for Relief and the United Nations Foundation. Phoenix traveled to Haiti to see firsthand how the United Nations is helping Haiti rebuild, fifteen months after a major earthquake killed hundreds of thousands and destroyed much of the nation’s infrastructure.
Along with other participating artists, Phoenix is encouraging fans to Download to Donate (or text “RELIEF” to 41010) and make a $10 donation as part of non-profit organization Music for Relief’s work to support the recovery. In return, supporters gain access to a digital album featuring unreleased tracks by a growing number of artists, including Alanis Morissette, Glitch Mob, Crystal Method, Slash, and the original song by Linkin Park, Not Alone. Since it’s inauguration in 2005, the charity has raised more than $4 million for victims of natural disasters around the world, including Hurricane Katrina, monsoon flooding in Pakistan, and the tsunami in Japan. Since the earthquake, Download to Donate for Haiti has raised more than $270,000 supporting the work of five organizations in Haiti including the UN Foundation.