Rock/rap group Linkin
Park has formed Music for Relief and has partnered with the American Red Cross
with hopes of raising funds for the victims of a massive tsunami which so far
has claimed over 175,000 in Southern Asia.
The group has donated
$100,000 for victims of the incident, which was triggered by a 9.0 magnitude
earthquake on the floor of the Indian Ocean.
Millions are homeless
and health officials believe many more will perish due to diseases and the lack
of clean water and sanitation.
to the recent devastation in Southern Asia, concerned musicians and fans along
with the American Red Cross have formed Music for Relief,” a statement
read on the Musicforrelief.org website. “All donations go directly to
aid the victims and their families.”
was the strongest on record in the world for the last forty years. The most
heavily hit areas were Sri Lanka, India, the Maldives, Indonesia and Thailand.
The tsunami destroyed
coastlines thousands of miles away as well, causing massive on the east coast
Linkin Park recently
topped the charts with rapper Jay-Z, as their collaboration, MTV Ultimate
Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z/Linkin Park: Collision Course, debuted at #1, moving
over 368,000 units the first week in stores.