music for relief + hurricane ike

September 17, 2008


Direct Relief International is preparing additional emergency medical material assistance to assist health centers and evacuation shelters serving those affected by Hurricane Ike, which made landfall in Galveston, Texas Friday evening as a Category Two storm.
Four sites received specifically requested materials today via overnight airfreight, generously donated by FedEx:

* Amistad Community Health Center, Corpus Christi, TX
* Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) Distribution Center, Austin, TX
* Primary Health Services Center, Monroe, LA
* United Community Health Center, Eunice, LA

Since September 1, Direct Relief has supplied its medical safety-net partners in Texas and Louisiana with nearly $400,000 in medical material aid to assist their response to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
Two members of Direct Relief’s domestic programs team are in Louisiana surveying evacuation centers and clinics throughout the week. Many evacuation shelters set up for Gustav are now serving those affected by Ike.

At least 100,000 homes were inundated by surging waters in southeastern Texas as a result of Hurricane Ike, the city ofGalveston and other coastal communities were devastated by floods. As of Tuesday 9/16 more than 30,000 evacuees are still living in nearly 300 public shelters, and roughly 2 million people in Texas alone are without power.

Four storms – Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike – have hit Haiti since mid-August, killing over 600 people and affecting hundreds of thousands more.
Severe flooding and lack of infrastructure have made it hard to deliver relief to many of the worst affected places, including the port city of Gonaives. Aid workers said tens of thousands of people were huddled in shelters with no food, water, sleeping mats or latrines.

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  1. m11ngas on October 4, 2010 at 10:12 am


  2. Vaibhav Mishra on February 11, 2010 at 4:57 am

    I downloaded your Music but didn’t donate in a direct way as I had mentioned earlier.
    But I took a sort of campaign in my locality and in the school in the aid of it
    e.g. The default homepage of all cybercafe and most of PCs in my locality is and there are posters all around the school campus to help donate the cause.

    a.k.a. VM Shinoda

  3. Vaibhav Mishra on January 23, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Hey Mike,
    I’ve just turned 18 and do not own a credit card or a paypal account.
    My father does have a card but he says he would rather donate more in the national fund or the fund set up for the same purpose in his office.

    Please help me.

    Should I still download the music???

  4. nillp on September 28, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    i do have much respect to u and to LP’s.. :’)

    since u guys do and worry with this causes..

    i’m donating as much as i can..

  5. Svetik on September 20, 2008 at 8:45 am

    I wanna give to U one idea….what about something like an international camp… Inhabitants of this camp will help to build houses, to arrange various meetings for the aid to victims… I think that it is good idea, as unfortunately in the USA often casing similar storm…

    Much respect to U Mr.Shinoda.

    Svetlana Nakonechna.Ukraine.2008))<3

  6. LeAnne on September 19, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    THANK YOU for mentioning Haiti. I have been there many times, and my 4 children are from there as well. Haiti does not get the mention it should anywhere…which is very unfortunate. It is a beautiful place mingled with such poverty that it is overwhelming. The Orphanage I work with is in need of help as well, so I understand the need that is there for so many!
    From a Family of LP fans,= (4 of which are HAITIAN!)
    LeAnne The Haiti Lady

  7. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on September 19, 2008 at 8:02 am

    damn im so sad… but that great that someone id doing something 4 all that people.. ill done 4 it… =) love u mike =) kiss

  8. Shinodabestfriend on September 19, 2008 at 7:07 am

    I am really sad in knowing what happened… I know America is sad too… this is no fair…. 3 o 4 hurricanes in … how much, two weeks?? this is so unfair…….. those peoples are so unfortunate…..

  9. aplacetorest on September 19, 2008 at 6:06 am

    Just got done donating :). I am SO proud of you guys for being so proactive to help out the community in any, and every way you can. Always making sure you give back, how can one not appreciate such kindness? You bring new meaning to the word “idol” πŸ™‚


  10. Xenith on September 19, 2008 at 4:26 am


    Mike why not do a one off single for this cause? Hell kill two birds with one stone… All proceeds go to IKE relief and you make a hell of alot of fans happy by releasing No Roads Left Live πŸ˜€

    Just a thought, I know it would take up alot of resource plus your a busy bugger :p

    P.S is aware that over 1000 more signatures have been submitted to the site but with server, bandwidth and database issues we are currently unable to update. Please bear with us guys.

  11. msgirl on September 19, 2008 at 4:04 am

    my parents don’t allow me to see ur concert……cuz they think that i will lose in the beijing worker stadium…actually my country is really near to beijing….ohh…mike i wanna see ur concert atleast once…:'( i cried a lot and beseeched…but they don’t allow me…..oohhh,hate that parents supervisions…’s my dream that i’ve wanted for a long time…..:( mike,wait for me till i go to USA,till i see ur concert okay?u will be forever with me…..i love u…u r the most important people in my life…:)okay…bye…:) have a nice day..:)

  12. msgirl on September 19, 2008 at 3:59 am

    oohh…mike!u updated many blogs while i was absent….:'( hey?so how r ya doing?mike….:) i hope i will attend music for relief some day….also i chose my career that i will be charity the future…and i will donate for it okay? i promise i will donate…:)so i hope u r having nice time in LA….hey?u r going to make concerts in china…that’s awesome….but be carefull….china isn’t safe place….and take care okay?

  13. Kalini on September 18, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I can not donate a lot now but I will buy the MFR “Revolution Unseen” Art Book and probably the LPU7 Limited Tour Edition Fan Pack, although I am not a member of LPU. I will be travelling for 4 days, but I’ll contact Whitney next week to ask how to order and pay in Euro. I really feel bad for the people, who have lost their homes! I hope that the US government will help those people! Krassie K.

  14. Madlen on September 18, 2008 at 11:56 am

    It’s really great that someone is doing something for all these people…I’ll try my best to donate soon.You guys are so…cool and awesome for doing all that,not a lot of musicians have the dedication that you have.

  15. Hawaii_LP_fan on September 18, 2008 at 11:36 am

    1st of all, your blog site is GREAT! Love the layout, very creative. Re: MFR, this is what I’m talkin’ about! Walkin’ the talk via finances, compassion from the heart & soul thru music! I truly believe in karma, what goes around does come around. What you’re doing is truly a blessing & speaks volumes of what’s on the inside! No wonder you have so many dedicated LP fans. You guys rock! Even your music videos (What I’ve Done, Shadow of the Day are prime examples) contain profound truth & awareness of what’s going on in the world! Major props to you & LP’s beliefs. Keep sendin’ the message & doin’ your thing! πŸ™‚ Lots of respect & aloha to you! P.S. LP comin to Hawaii yet?

  16. I_B_Long on September 18, 2008 at 10:46 am

    i think its really awesome what mfr does. i cant donate a whole lot, but i do try to give at least a few bucks every now and then because i know it can make a difference especially when alot of people are doing it. LP & MFR are hella fucking balls to the wall awesome!

  17. rockermeg on September 18, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Wow that’s so awesome,you guys rock!

    I really hope you do as much as you did last year in Lousianna,

    My heart goes out to the people who’ve been affected by Ike

    I’m donating as we speak (-: (and buying one of those cool t-shirts)


  18. ShadowerLiltani on September 18, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Score one for the good guys!!!

  19. miKer0cks on September 18, 2008 at 8:41 am

    that’s soo kind of u guys!!! i really aprreicate what u do for other people!!! u are heroes!!! ❀ and i'm very very very proud to be one of ur fans!!! congrats guys!!! ❀

  20. AS_21 on September 18, 2008 at 7:28 am

    you guys do the great work! We’re proud to have so sensitive idols xP

  21. axrinekey on September 18, 2008 at 7:03 am

    That’s really kind of you all πŸ™‚

    It’s really a great thing to do, helping the others who need helps badly…

    I really hope I can do something too…
    Maybe I’ll try sending something over πŸ˜€

    when I’m old enough, I’ll try to get involved in Music for Relief.

  22. zahra on September 18, 2008 at 6:53 am


  23. Wisteria on September 18, 2008 at 6:04 am

    I live in Ohio, and am one of the hundreds of thousands that lost power (many have it back, I still don’t, posting from a coffee shop because heaven forbid we don’t have our coffee when half the state’s shut down) thanks to Ike. If not for charities, myself and my family would be, well, hosed. I know it’s not the same as being hit, truly, by a hurricane and that it could be much, much worse, but it’s still been pretty horrific for myself and my friends and loved ones. I can’t donate right now – we live paycheck to paycheck and are on day four of no power where we work, so enforced days off – but will just as soon as we’re back to work. You’re a great example to others, keep it up, MFR!

  24. Senzaikyuu on September 18, 2008 at 5:09 am

    m8 if it was easier to donate money i was going to give much more but i am 17.convince my parents that nothing will go wrong with their credit card + it is pretty risky sending the money in a file.I really cant trust greek mailing services.It would be a pleasure if i could hand it the money myself.I must also thank linkin park cuz they kinda have waken the environmental spirit in me.Since i became MFR member i started saving energy-water and recycling [something that is really rare in greece..we are generally thousands of years behind USA and other european countries on those projects-subjects].World owes you guys.Keep it up the same way.

  25. Rotten on September 18, 2008 at 5:05 am

    I find really funny the way people’s acting… you’re all like “oh i wish i could donate.. BUT..”, guys, why are you letting a comment for that? We’re not asking you to give a thousand $! Really people, act with your soul, give, even if it’s not much to you, it’s much to them. And try to think about something: someday, you could be in their situation, and you will understand that even a buck is something which helps to take back the normal life road.. It’s up to you now!

  26. maria on September 18, 2008 at 3:49 am

    I’m really impressed by what MFR does). And I wish I could donate but right now I don’t have money (chips) of my own and unfortunately I don’t have a credit card from which I could do it(. I’d like to tell you that those aftermaths make people understand that they can unite and try to help))). And also I will stay Linkin Park fan because you are the group that is trying to change this world, that is helping people, that can’t be apart from injustice and other things, id est LP is the band that reacts immediately on everything that is happening in this world).

  27. liope on September 18, 2008 at 3:03 am

    it is really sad to learn news about natural disasters… 😦 and i’m so proud being fan of linkin park because you allways care about those people that are affected by natural disasters!!! but this a request for you mike and linkin park….please find a way so that people that don’t have an account and aren’t able to donate, to help too some how!!! i’m sure that there are alot of kids that have the same problem with me…i hope that you will manage to find a way that will give us the chance to help too!!!!!!

  28. NeneLP88 on September 18, 2008 at 2:39 am

    This is great Mike. No, not the report of the hurricane =/ Just what you do in promoting this.

    In my hometown (in italy) those things never happen (we’re quite lucky with that, i know). Last one was an earthquake in far ’76: my parents were quite young at the time and told me how ANY kind of help (even the most stupid thing) could make things look brighter. So i’m sure that what you do is really appreciated by everyone.

    Cheers, have a nice day =)

  29. lynndarwinharris on September 17, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    I am so proud of what MFR does. I wish I could donate, but right now I don’t have a dime to my name, paychecks go to bills 😦

  30. ninguem on September 17, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    sad thing this, but mfr always do a great job, if more bands follow this, will be much better
    btw – mike do you sleep? because you are the last person in the world which i figure sleeping :s
    you seems so busy, posting a lot in the blog, working in your new art show, probaly working in a new lp stuff etc…

  31. soyuneik on September 17, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    This post reminded me of something important that I sorta lost track of for a minute. My long term goals, one of the points of acquiring future success. It starts with making music (what I love to do) and ends with actually having the ability to help people-Something else I enjoy doing. Its a shame I can’t right now. I’d give what already have…but I don’t have but a dollar to my I’m a damn perfectionist, by the time I finished mixing that track for Wemix I literally hated it. But my friends said they were screaming and waving there arms. Ha, that’s good enough for me. I’ll post it sometime tonight.

  32. cuz on September 17, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    MFR is doing a great job. respect for that. it’s so good that you help whenever you see someone in need

  33. lxlatinangelxl on September 17, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I love MFR!!!!!!! I’d donate if i had money but I don’t….shame on me……..btw you spelled RELIEF wrong….are you having a bad day??IDK just had to ask,maybe thats why you’re mispelling wodrs. xD…..wodrs

  34. hybridparanoia on September 17, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    is there any help for cuba?

  35. Anstice on September 17, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Music for Relief = LOOOVE. I adore MFR. I help out with MFR every chance I get. PS, you spelled RELIEF wrong. Both on here and the email πŸ™‚

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