Linkin Park are surely one of the top music groups in the world when it comes to returning it back through charitable efforts, like their Music for Relief group has served communities across the world back on their feet following natural disasters. Offering their rooters a more tangible idea of what Music for Relief actually does. The newest video of the band follows band member Mike Shinoda as he visits Haiti.
Shinoda went there in January on the 3 year anniversary of the Port-au-Prince quake. Still, there is much to do to serve get Haiti’s largest town back to where this once was. Haiti was also in the same path of Hurricane Sandy that ravaged the United states’ East Coast previous fall.
The trip’s first stop was to Cholera Treatment Center in Carrefour. In the video, Mike Shinoda tells, “Hurricane Sandy was not just a storm that affected the United States. It hit here and the damage from Hurricane Sandy increased the spread of Cholera.” This disease was a huge problem before Hurricane Sandy, but now it has hit epidemic proportions. Music for Relief has now collaborated with a nearby organization to serve in the treatment of those who are suffering in Sandy’s aftermath.
Mike told that their business is based here in Haiti. It is not a charity and it is providing people with real income and jobs. It is sustainable and it is scalable. A whole lot of the people who live here and they could not afford school and are untrained to a large degree so to give people a way to earn a living is one of the focuses of SRS.