A lot of bands in this day and age have political and or humanitarian agendas. While we agree with some, and not with others, one band has stood out over the last 20 years or so that has compelled us all to do something. The band is none other than U2, and they want their fans to help aid the tsunami relief efforts.
MTV News reported that in a post on the band’s official site mad on Thursday, U2 began by assuring fans that bassist Adam Clayton, who was rumored to have been potentially injured
by the tsunami, was "unaffected by the tragic events around the Indian Ocean following Sunday's tsunami waves." Clayton had been vacationing in
Malaysia at the time. They then went on to post a call to action, asking friends and fans to help the families who lost loved ones in the Indian Ocean
earthquake and subsequent tsunami on December 26.
The encouraging words from the band provided links to a BBC story on the tsunami relief effort, and links to six other sites to check out including the
United Nations World Food Programme, the
American Red Cross, and UNICEF South Asia Tsunami Relief Efforts.
If you would like to help, check out the following links:
United Nations World Food Programme
Amercian Red Cross
Tsunami Relief, Donations Sri Lanka