Earlier in the year, Metallica showed enormous generosity by donating a huge amount of money towards the Australian bushfire wildfire relief effort via their All Within My Hands Foundation. Now, the metal heroes are showing their incredibly charitable side once more by donating $350,000 to help those affected by the current coronavirus pandemic.
The band and their foundation are donating these funds to Feeding America, Direct Relief, Crew Nation and The USBG National Charity Foundation – four organisations "dedicated to assisting those hit hard by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic".
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These companies are specifically working towards helping food banks, protective equipment for those on the frontlines, touring and venue crews who have lost their income, and those who work in the hospitality industry who also now require financial assistance.
In a post detailing their plans on the All Within My Hands website, Metallica also add:
"As the COVID-19 pandemic has sent us retreating to our homes, Metallica has launched the #MetallicaMondays streaming series: Each Monday at 5:00 pm PST, they'll broadcast a full concert from the Metallica video archives directly to your couch via YouTube and Facebook Live. Generous donations to AWMH via the simultaneous fundraisers on each platform from fans enjoying the weekly series have already amounted to $15,000, and we’ll continue to raise funds during the weekly streams to support those impacted by COVID-19.
"We know this is the hardest of times for many of you, but if you would like to support any of these organizations, please feel free to reach out directly to our incredibly dedicated partners, as their needs are very wide-ranging; every dollar helps."
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