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Metallica Announce $295,000 Donation Of Coronavirus Relief Grants

Metallica and their All Within My Hands Foundation are helping Feeding America, Direct Relief and more.

Following on from their $350,000 donation to coronavirus relief efforts back in April, Metallica have pledged a second round of new grants amounting to $295,000.

The metal titans, along with their fantastic All Within My Hands Foundation, confirmed that the money would be split between Feeding America, Direct Relief, Crew Nation, MusiCares and the USBG National Charity Foundation.

“Thank you to the #MetallicaFamily for your generous contributions,” the band wrote on Twitter. “You’ve made this second round of [All Within My Hands Foundation’s] #COVID19 Relief Grants possible.”

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In a post detailing these grants, the All Within My Hands Foundation add of what else they’re doing in these strange and uncertain times:

“This month we’re excited to continue to honour our Heroes of the Day, what we now call “essential workers” – first responders, healthcare workers, food bank volunteers, grocers, truck or food delivery drivers, restaurant workers, and so many more – as people everywhere are performing selfless acts to keep us safe and healthy and to keep our lives as normal as possible during this abnormal time. Share a photo on Instagram using #HeroesOfTheDay and tell us about yourself or someone you know who loves Metallica and is on the front lines and we’ll make sure to thank them!”

They finish by writing, “As days turn to weeks, and weeks to months, we know this is an incredibly stressful time pushing everyone’s physical and mental wellbeing to their limits. If you would like to support any of these organisations, please feel free to reach out directly to our passionately dedicated partners, as their needs are very wide-ranging; every dollar helps. Be well, we hope to see you all again soon.”

Last month, Lars Ulrich appeared on the #HealthCareHero segment of Jimmy Kimmel Live, surprising COVID-19 nurse Tracey Bednar and promising her the “VIP treatment of a lifetime”.

“As a father of three, I can’t thank you enough for what you do,” the drummer said. “All of us out here in San Francisco, my family and everywhere are so grateful for what you do.”

Posted on July 9th 2020, 11:51am
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