This past weekend Australia’s deadliest bushfires began in Victoria and as of tonight 21 fires are still burning just about 25 miles outside of Melbourne. 181 people have died and that figure may rise to 200 or 300 as more bodies are uncovered and as the fires continue to burn. The fires are responsible for destroying 1,033 homes and leaving approx. 5,000 people homeless.
Music for Relief is responding to the deadly bushfires with the following measures:
Accepting donations for victims of the bushfires via http://www.musicforrelief.org (we will be supporting the Red Cross Victorian Brushfires Appeals Fund)
Reaching out to our artist and music industry partners to support and appeal for funds for this disaster.
Contributing the proceeds of our upcoming online eBay auction of the Street Fighter IV video game cabinets to this effort. The auction will run from February 24th through March 5th at http://www.eBay.com/musicforrelief
Asking our music industry and artist partners for additional items they can donate for this auction.
Please visit http://www.musicforrelief.org to find ways to get involved, and remember to visit all your favorite bands’ message boards and encourage the artists and fans to join MFR.
(image courtesy of National Geographic News)