In August of 2016 Southern Louisiana received nearly 7 trillion gallons of rainwater in less than a week. More than 60,000 homes are lost with hundreds of thousands impacted by the flood. The 500-year storm is being called the worst natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy.
After only 10 day 115,000 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Applications have been submitted and the numbers will rise significantly as many of the areas affected are in places that do not require flood insurance.
Music For Relief is launching a campaign on Propeller.la to raise funds for Louisiana relief efforts with 100% of proceeds benefitting vetted nonprofit organizations responding to the disaster.
On Propeller, music fans will be able to donate to relief efforts at various levels and get entries to win VIP flyaway experiences to meet Blink 182 in Los Angeles, Thievery Corporation at III Points in Miami, and The Chainsmokers at Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans.
All donors will also receive a free download compilation featuring tracks from Gramatik, Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, Boreta of The Glitch Mob, Dirtwire/Beats Antique, Z-Trip, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Reed Mathis and Electric Beethovan (includes members of Les Claypool band), Son of Kick, Moondog Matinee, Shana Halligan of Bitter:Sweet, Jake Houston and more.
Notably, for a $20 donation participants can sponsor a relief package filled with supplies that will be sent directly to flood victims in a 50 foot semi-truck that’s being facilitated by Propeller.
All campaign expenses are being underwritten courtesy of Keller Williams.