As MTV's POSTED Artist of the Month, the men of Linkin Park have been sending us updates from the road as they tour the U.S.A. in support of their A Thousand Suns LP. However, this latest missive, sent courtesy of the band's MC Mike Shinoda (who you also may know from his work in Fort Minor), doesn't talk about what the band does onstage or in the studio, but rather how they help out in the real world. In the post below, Shinoda talks about the group's running involvement with earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. It's a stark reminder that there is still much to be done.
On a somewhat lighter note, the band was also nice enough to share some great behind-the-scenes videos, which you can watch below. Check out the post and help out if you can! For more blogs, photos and videos from Linkin Park, check out Posted.MTV.com.
Before our show in San Jose this week, we had the opportunity to take part in a Facebook Town Hall discussion with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and members of the UN Foundation. Our discussion was about the ongoing relief efforts in Haiti. With so much work still left to be done there, we wanted to take this time to continue pushing out the call for help and also highlight progress that’s been made in the past year. We took questions from Facebook fans and participants and discussed rebuilding a sustainable Port-au-Prince.
More than 300,000 people were killed and roughly 1.5 million displaced by the 7.0 earthquake just over a year ago. You can get involved to help rebuild Haiti by making a donation to Download to Donate for Haiti. With a $10 donation, you get yearlong access to a growing catalog of music, as well as updates from the ground on where the funds are going. New songs from a wide variety of artists are added on a regular basis, Download to Donate now features more than 60 tracks, and 100 percent of proceeds go to the relief effort in Haiti. Go to www.downloadtodonate.org now to learn more.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed and helped make a difference in Haiti over the last 13 months. There’s still a lot of work to do, and we hope support for this effort continues to grow.