Music for Relief Responds to Hurricane Ike

In the U.S. Gulf Coast: Ike made landfall in Galveston, Texas on Friday evening as a Category Two storm flooding over 100,000 homes in southeastern Texas and devastating coastal communities. As of today more than 30,000 evacuees are still living in nearly 300 public shelters, and roughly 2 million people in Texas alone are without power.

In Haiti: Four storms - Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike - have hit Haiti since mid-August, killing over 600 people and affecting hundreds of thousands more. Severe flooding and washed out bridges and roads have made it hard to deliver relief to many of the worst affected places, including the port city of Gonaives. Tens of thousands of people are huddled in shelters with no food, water, sleeping mats or latrines. Up to 3 million people are at risk of starvation after the back to back storms wiped out food crops.

Music for Relief is working to bring the music community together to fund additional emergency medical material assistance for health centers and evacuation shelters housing those affected by the storms. Please help us make a difference, donate to MFR today and tell friends and family what MFR is doing in response to Hurricane Ike.


  1. I think that is awesome that y'all are doing that for all those people. I myself lived in Houston for 2 years, and have only not lived there for 10 months now. I moved to Houston right in time to catch Hurricane Rita. I have a whole lot of family that lives in Houston, and my brother-in-law lives in Leauge City, which is 10 minutes from Galveston. So it makes me happy to know that someone cares for the people there. They were hit very hard and Galveston was devestated...Thanks.....Sara~

  2. I'm so proud of you guys for doing this. I live 15 mins away from surfside beach, in a city called Lake Jackson, and people here still don't have power. We have a lot of down trees here, and it looks like a war zone. It's comforting to know that people care and are willing to help. Thanks so much!! Raquel.