Friday, March 11, 2011

As soon as the Boxer Day Tsunami hit we had to do something.

 Founder Nelson Jacobsen reached out to his connections of Clinton Alumni the day the Tsunami and found a willing partner in Alison Chadwick and together with leaders from the music industry like Steffen Franz of Independent Music Coop embarked on a very intense campaign to get bands across the nation working together to help in small yet meaningful way including a series so benefit concerts in San Fransisco and Washington, DC.

The one main thing that we learned from that whole experience is something that emergency professional are all fond of saying.  Don't trade business cards at the sense of the disaster and that citizens where going to help one way or another and this was before SocialmediaCitizens.

This is the reason that we finally launched the Help Earth Foundation.

When the next Earthquake, Tornado or TsunamibandAid, is needed we already have many of the working relationship in the nonprofit and emergency response world because of Help Earths long time participation and support in this area.

So, The only piece left was developing a network of artists, bands and labels that are ready to setup and support the public good.  We are about to announce the formation for that network and it will be active come May of this year.

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