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Linkin Park Donates To Typhoon Victims


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Normally, we post Music For Relief news in the MFR section, but we felt this was worth mentioning on the Newswire. As most of you know, Typhoon Morakot struck and devastated the country of Taiwan earlier in the week, just days before Linkin Park was set to play today, August 13th. As a part of the relief effort, LP along with MFR made the decision to donate proceeds from today's Taiwan concert to benefit those affected by the disaster. Below you can find the full release as it was posted on musicforrelief.org. Additionally, if you want to help those affected by the disaster and donate to the cause through Music For Relief, click here.


Also, it was noted that Linkin Park and the opening acts dedicated songs and/or spoke words to the Taiwan fans during the show who were more than likely impacted by the storm, including Chester. Video of his shoutout can be found here.





August 12, 2009


"Linkin Park, working with MFR, is donating a portion of proceeds from their Aug 13 show in Taipei, Taiwan to benefit victims of Typhoon Morakot.


Typhoon Morakot struck Taiwan as a tropical storm earlier this week with winds of over 70 miles an hour. According to news reports, the damage has been devastating, with more than 10,000 dwellings toppled and hundreds trapped, possibly dead, as a result of mudslides.


The funds will be contributed to World Vision Taiwan and their relief and rehabilitation efforts. In addition to being part of the evacuation effort, World Vision has distributed food, cleaning supplies and relief kits to hundreds of people living in emergency shelters in Taimali Township and Jiadug Township in Taiwan. World Vision is an international relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. For more information, click here.


Those in the U.S. who would like to contribute to the typhoon recovery efforts can do so via a mobile donation of $5 by texting RELIEF to 90999.


A one-time donation of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Standard messaging rates and additional fees may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the Music for Relief by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.mGive.com/A. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to 90999.


Or to make credit card donation online use the DONATE button below."

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