As the number of affected people reaches 40 million which makes 20 percent of the total population of Pakistan, people from around the world are generously donating towards the flood victims. Yesterday, Angelina Jolie donated 100,000 US Dollars from her personal funds to UN to help with the relief efforts and requested others to do so as a UN good will ambassador. Today, Mike Shinoda has step forth to help towards the situation with his non profit organization “Music for Relief“.
Mike Shinoda is a musician, record producer, and artist. He is best known as the rapper, songwriter, keyboardist, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Linkin Park, and as a solo rapper in his side-project, Fort Minor. He also provides artwork, production and mixing for both groups.
Mike Shinoda wrote on his official blog:
I need to take a quick break from LP/ATS press / promo to give you guys a heads-up on a new Music For Relief effort.
Monsoon rains have caused the worst flooding in Pakistan in 80 years. 20 million people have been affected – more than the number of people affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake combined.
With their homes and livestock destroyed, millions of families have had their lives turned upside down. Displaced families are camping on roadsides. Many lack shelter, food, and clean water.
MFR is partnering with the UN Refugee Agency to help provide shelter and life-saving aid to millions of people in need. Our goal is to reach and serve 560,000 survivors, but we need your ongoing support.
Here are two ways you can help:
Make a donation to help victims of the Pakistan Floods today.
Go to www.musicforrelief.org/donate to make a contribution. 100% of your donations will help survivors in Pakistan; MFR is matching individual donations up to $10,000 for this recovery effort.
Or support MFR’s Pakistan Flood Relief on Socialvibe.com. Go to http://www.socialvibe.com/musicforrelief and complete the activities. Even if you are unable to make a financial donation, you can help those affected by the Floods on Socialvibe.com.
Once you’ve taken action, please share your support of MFR for the Pakistan Floods on Facebook, Twitter or forward this email to friends and family and ask them to do the same.