The Edge - The Edge Launches New Charity Initiative To Help Storm Victims Rebuild

0
0
Subscribe to The Edge alerts

Generous U2 guitarist The Edge has launched a new fund to benefit music centres, schools and recording spaces devastated by superstorm Sandy last year (12).

The rock star has expanded his Music Rising initiative with a new Hurricane Sandy relief fund.

His charity, which The Edge set up in 2005 to replace musical instruments lost in New Orleans, Louisiana because of Hurricane Katrina, will donate an initial $250,000 (£156,250).

A post on the initiative's website on Tuesday (08Jan13) reveals the grant will go towards rebuilding New York and New Jersey school music programs which were affected by Sandy.

The Edge is the latest superstar to offer cash help for those still struggling to recover from the storm - New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi, New Yorker Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Rihanna are among those who have given generously to relief funds, while Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Sir Paul MCCartney were among the rockers who performed at 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief last month (Dec12).

Neil Young, Train and Beck also performed at benefit concerts.

The post-tropical cyclone lashed the north east coast of America in late October (12), leaving hundreds homeless and millions without power.


Contactmusic

Tags: The Edge

0
0
Subscribe to The Edge alerts
Advertisement

More The Edge

Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me Trailer

After having a music career that spanned five decades and saw the release of over 70 studio albums, country music superstar, Glen Campbell, was hit...

U2 Unleashes Its New Album For Free. For Some.

It was announced today that Irish superband U2’s latest studio album, Songs of Innocence, will be released through Island Records on October 13. However, for...

Advertisement

Bono And The Edge Get Hero's Welcome In New York

Bono and The Edge, of Irish rock-band U2, arriving at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York for a taping of 'The Late Show with...

It Might Get Loud Trailer

Watch the trailer for It Might Get Loud.Together the works of Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge have spanned over the course of decades,...

Big Ben Named Top Movie Location

Big Ben has been named the most iconic film location in London in a new poll from movie advertising company Pearl and Dean.The landmark headed...

Advertisement

Comments

The Edge Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on The Edge

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All