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Julian Lennon Foundation Donates $100,000 to Music For Relief for Nepal

Julian Lennon's White Feather Foundation, dedicated to the betterment of life, has contributed $100,000 to Music for Relief's Nepal aid fund. At the onset of the earthquake crisis, Julian launched a funding campaign through his Foundation via his social media platforms, including personally matching each donation. Music for Relief has been active in providing immediate aid since the devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck on April 25. Funds raised are used to enable our partners on the ground to provide food, water, shelter, sanitation solutions, and to develop long-term recovery plans.

Founded by two-time Grammy winning/multi-platinum rock band Linkin Park, Music for Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to survivors of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $7 million for survivors of multiple disasters across four continents including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, hurricane Katrina, China's Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, and the 2011 earthquake & tsunami in Japan. The organization has responded to more than twenty natural disasters globally. Music for Relief also supports environmental restoration and protection as a means of disaster risk mitigation including the planting of over 1 million trees to help reduce global warming. The organization was recognized by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. Music for Relief's Power the World program is a partnership with the United Nations Foundation to provide innovative clean energy solutions to families in the developing world without access to electricity. For more information visit: www.musicforrelief.org

The White Feather Foundation - headed by Julian Lennon with a goal to address environmental and humanitarian issues and in conjunction with partners from around the world helps raise funds for the betterment of all life. The White Feather Foundation has been recognised by Prince Albert II of Monaco who honoured the Foundation with the 'Better World Environmental Award' in 2008.

The White Feather Foundation has already funded and completed important projects relieving poverty and distress in Kenya, in the Amazon Basin, in Sri Lanka, in Peru and in Gambia as well as funding ecological projects in England. The White Feather Foundation has assisted the Amazon Conservation Team by funding a shaman school promoting native Amazonian spirituality and it's central message of living in harmony with the natural environment. The White Feather Foundation also focuses on one of the most pressing problems that plague the developing world - CLEAN WATER.


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