According to Billboard, LINKIN PARK‘s charitable Music For Relief organization will become the official crisis relief program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
“My bandmates and I founded Music For Relief in the spirit of collaboration; recognizing that we could do more in partnership with others,” LINKIN PARK‘s Brad Delson told Billboard in a statement. “Joining forces with EIF exemplifies the teamwork that will make both entities stronger.”
He continued: “The Entertainment Industry Foundation has the capability to activate the entertainment community around a cause, which is what we set out to achieve with Music For Relief.”
“EIF is honored to help magnify the vision of the generous founders of Music For Relief, the members of LINKIN PARK, and their donors, partners and fans,” said EIF CEO Nicole Sexton. “Music For Relief will allow EIF the capability to harness the power of the entertainment community to help make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by natural disasters around the globe… It’s an honor to be their strategic partner in amplifying the Music For Relief mission, and mobilizing the creative community to respond immediately to future global disasters.”
LINKIN PARK started Music For Relief in 2004 after the Indian Ocean tsunami, and the charity has since raised over $11 million for disaster relief and for climate change education.
LINKIN PARK has not officially announced whether the group intends to continuing recording and touring together, following vocalist Chester Bennington‘s suicide last July.
The band staged an emotional all-star tribute concert for the fallen singer last October, and released a concert album in December, titled “One More Light Live”, which was recorded on their last tour with Bennington.