Rock band Linkin Park founded Music for Relief  in 2005 after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami at the end of 2004. In 2007, the band handed over the keys to Whitney Showler to take the organization to the next level. Music for Relief is dedicated to sending relief and aid to victims of natural disasters, while also improving the environment by addressing global warming effects, especially in those areas that are prone to natural disasters. Music for Relief raises money through donations, concerts, auctions and other regularly scheduled events, and enjoys support from artists across the globe, including Enrique Iglesias, Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews Band and many more. “We have this dual mission, because we don’t want to just be reactive, we want to be preventative as well,” Showler says. “Music for Relief was born at a time when the Internet was how people communicated and got their information. We’ve been able to generate this global base of supporters that are impacted by our programs on the ground.”

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