How Watching Videos Can Help People Fighting Ebola In West Africa

September 6, 2014

Hey guys,

Hopefully you’ve been following our journey on the road during Carnivores Tour thanks to Chideo. For those of you who don’t know much about it, Chideo is the first online interactive charity broadcast network where fans can get access to exclusive video content and experiences with their favorite celebrities while doing some social good.

In 2005, we started a nonprofit organization, Music for Relief, in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami that devastated many of the places we had just played on tour. Through Music for Relief, we are committed to utilizing our connections with other bands, people in the music industry and, most importantly, our fans to raise awareness for those in need.  Since its inception, Music for Relief has raised over $6 million to aid survivors of natural disasters around the world and planted over 1 million trees to reduce climate change.

Right now, Music for Relief is responding to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  One of the most crucial aspects of fighting this deadly virus is having the protective gear to help those who are sick. Music for Relief is raising money for goggles, masks, gloves, full body suits and more for the brave aid workers responding to the crisis. The more gear they have, the better the chances there are of getting the virus under control and preventing it from spreading.

I want to encourage you all to get in on the conversation, and Chideo is a perfect place to get started.  You can register on or download the Chideo app and you’ll gain access to behind-the-scenes video content (like our backstage dance party during Rob’s drum solo or Dave’s weirdest and most exciting backstage tour ever), not to mention you’ll be the first to hear about future sweepstakes opportunities to get up close and personal with the band. On top of all that, your generous donation will support our charity Music for Relief. A full protective suit costs about $350, but with all of you contributing, the impact can be great.

It’s been a lot of fun reading your questions and creating our video responses – we hope you’ve enjoyed them, too. Please know that you are making a difference by donating to Music for Relief on Chideo and helping people in the greatest need around the world.

Thank you.

  1. serenadami on January 4, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Hi Mike, my name is Serena. I would like to ask you some questions. It would be possible ?

  2. orlandathenew on December 30, 2014 at 12:13 am

    sitting in my kitchen and became a blogger. these are the things, listen to the music and became power, feel myself seen and understanded. So you get me a step further, thanks for supporting us. You´re genious!

  3. ariedaycoveries on September 21, 2014 at 1:28 am

    You teach me humanism Mike. Thats cool.

  4. truthsector on September 20, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  5. sandycoworld on September 7, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Reblogged this on Sandy Co World and commented:
    Help us and done for Music For Relief with Chideo

  6. YoMarques on September 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    This is a great initiative. It’s nice to get to see all these videos and know that we are helping people with it as well. Love the work and dedication you guys keep showing throughout the years, and I’ve enjoyed seeing the videos, some great and funny ones!

  7. jted7829 on September 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Reblogged this on jted7829's Blog.

  8. evooba on September 6, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I like this partenship of you with chideo. It’s a nice way to raise money in a way that benefits both the fans (via the videos) and you and your cause through our donations. I’m really enjoying all the videos (thanks for taking the time to shoot at least one at each show), they’re so funny. Loved the tea party idea… Keep up the good work!

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