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.
Welcome to the official website for Chester Bennington, the vocalist from Linkin Park and Dead By Sunrise. Chester is also a clothing designer, music producer and part owner of the Club Tattoo tattoo studios.