Melodic Revolution Records plans on releasing a concept compilation CD tentatively titled “A Cry For Help” an album that will focus on and help bring attention to the atrocities of Darfour. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to this cause but it’s not as much about the money as it’s about bringing awareness to and hopefully being just one proponent in helping make a change in Darfour
We all know what a powerful impact music is and has been to help bring awareness and sometimes… Continue
Added by There Is Hope Records on December 21, 2009 at 11:50am —
Week of August 31, 2009
After a quiet weekend of settling into my new home, the first day of school arrived. At least it was the first day of school for everyone else - I
got a field trip to the hospital for medical examinations instead. Because I'm legally an adult I had to go along with the foreign teachers to get a clean bill of health. Everyone got an x-ray, blood test, heart checkup, ultrasound
(yes, even the men), and eye exam, among other misc.… Continue
Added by Dana on December 20, 2009 at 6:19am —
Last night I attended the Music For Relief Holiday Mixer at the Doheny in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday December 17th. Guests entered the private bar through an unmarked cabana in a very discrete garage entrance off of Olympic Blvd, a stone’s throw away from LA Live. I arrived early, to help set up and volunteer at the registration table. From my vantage point, I greeted guests as they streamed in through the lengthy hallway from the cabana entrance, meanwhile surveying the scene around the… Continue
Added by Music for Relief on December 18, 2009 at 7:16pm —
Here are a few articles and links that provide a retrospective into the tsunami that devastated the Indian Ocean back in 2004. This natural disaster is a main part of why Music For Relief was formed and has continued to pour dedication and support into disaster relief efforts around the world.
The first article revolves around Music For Relief's Green Home partner, Habitat for Humanity, and their efforts in the relief process.… Continue
Added by Music for Relief on December 16, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Here is a brief recap of all the ways you can make a difference this Holiday Season with Music For Relief.
Music For Relief and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles are working together to build a LEED certified, environmentally friendly, “Green Home” for a deserving Los Angeles family in need. To learn more about the MFR Green Home, or to make a donation, please click… Continue
Added by Music for Relief on December 14, 2009 at 5:30pm —
hello.i need everyone's help today.i am doing a documentary about america's greatest strength.i need you guys to tell me what you think it is...or tell me the weaknesses and how you think we can fix them...!!!!! people are our greatest strength.this is why im asking you for help.email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on here...im also on myspace.my screenname is marissa murder mayhem or the url is rockerofhell_1....thanks!!!!!!
Added by marissa hutchens on December 14, 2009 at 11:11am —
MFR has partnered with Hands On Disaster Response (HODR) to provide continued response efforts to the earthquake that hit the Sumatra region of Indonesia. HODR is a volunteer-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides hands-on assistance to survivors of natural disasters around the world. Would you like to volunteer in Indonesia to help with the recovery efforts?
Here is how: HODR anticipates working till the end of February in Indonesia. There is no cost to volunteer with… Continue
Added by Music for Relief on December 11, 2009 at 6:30pm —
August 28, 2009
After 13 hours our train finally arrived at Nanjing's railway station, and we joined the many other passengers shuffling out onto the platform. Everyone looked a little rumpled from our night spent on the train, but there was a certain air of excited energy that seemed to hang around us. We all knew that this was it - we were really starting now. We followed our chaperone through the station until we reached the designated spot where our families were waiting.… Continue
Added by Dana on December 11, 2009 at 10:54am —
Music For Relief would like to thank everyone who came out to Stetson Ranch Park in Sylmar to take part in our December Tree Care event, in partnership with TreePeople. On Tuesday, we weeded and mulched the hillside – previously devastated by wildfire – where the 30 trees planted back in October currently reside. The trees did not need to be watered due to the previous day’s heavy rains so we were able to concentrate on the important work of keeping hillside clear of invasive species and… Continue
Added by Music for Relief on December 10, 2009 at 3:00pm —
August 27 & 28, 2009
We boarded our train bound for Nanjing in the afternoon of August 27th, and would arrive around 8am of the next day. We all had fun settling into our sleeper-car, deciding who would take top, middle, bottom. I ended up in the middle, with Jenna in the bunk above me and our chaperone in the one below. For a while after the train started, we all enjoyed the novelty of climbing around on each others' bunks and chatting, discussing everything from what we… Continue
Added by Dana on December 9, 2009 at 8:46am —
For those of you rolling your eyes at the horrible alliteration, I apologize - I couldn't resist.
August 24 - 27, 2009
The group of students bound for Nanjing was a pretty diverse one. There were five Americans including myself (all of whom were NSLI year students), two Germans, two Italians, one Costa Rican (who was really Canadian...), one Spaniard, one French, and one Thai. Any group of AFSers could've been held back in Beijing (it was all about the… Continue
Added by Dana on December 9, 2009 at 1:50am —
In the spirit of the season, Music For Relief has added six more Holiday Auctions. As with all MFR auctions, all proceeds benefit Music For Relief. For more information about the items up for auction, or to place a bid, click on the links below:
Bid on a chance to join Linkin Park
, Music For Relief, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles for a very special private build event on the MFR Green Home
in LA.… Continue
Added by Music for Relief on December 3, 2009 at 5:00pm —
August 23 & 24, 2009
After a tedius morning of crash course basics such as, "你好," "我叫...," "我是美国人," "多少钱?" and how to count, we took a day trip to visit the Great Wall.
It was a really cool experience being there. Ben and I kept giving each other reality checks, saying stuff like, "Hey, guess what? We're on the Great Wall." It was such a strange, awesome feeling. After reading about it, seeing pictures of it, and just… Continue
Added by Dana on December 3, 2009 at 7:54am —
SocialVibe just rolled out a new contest and Music for Relief is a part of it. All we have to do is help Music for Relief reach its donation goal by December 31st, 2009
, SocialVibe will double the donation amount! Log onto SocialVibe here
and sign up if you have not done so already. Invite your friends and help us reach our goal!
Added by Music for Relief on December 1, 2009 at 6:13pm —
Chase Bank recently created a program called Chase Community Giving wherein they will donate a total of $5,000,000
to various charities. Funds will be distributed through rounds of votin and the next round of voting starts January 15th, 2010
. Please help Music For Relief by following the link to the Chase Community Giving Facebook page
, becoming a fan, and voting for us! For… Continue
Added by Music for Relief on December 1, 2009 at 1:00pm —
August 22, 2009
I forgot to mention it before, but starting as soon as we signed in at orientation we had our temperatures taken almost constantly. They had this little machine that resembled a toy alien gun that they would point at our foreheads (without touching us) and make sure no one had an abnormally high temp. I realize it was a smart precaution and all, but it was still rather amusing to have that thing pointed at one's forehead so seriously. Fun stuff.
Added by Dana on December 1, 2009 at 7:07am —