Presently, quite a lot of communities in Haiti, Uganda and South Africa are forced to make do without access to electricity. As one can easily imagine, the conditions they must live in negatively impact on their health and leave virtually no room for social development. The good news
is that, thanks to a new fundraising campaign launched by rock band Linkin Park and Music for Relief, people in remote parts of the world could soon be provided with electricity produced by harvesting green energy sources.
The official website
for this campaign informs us that a donation of just $10 (€7.63) will allow for the purchase of a portable solar light bulb, which can be of service to an entire family, and that $50 (€38.16) will buy a SOCCKET kit
(i.e. a soccer ball which doubles as an electric generator).
Interestingly enough, a donation of $250 (€190.82) will bring the contributor a free ticket to one of the band's future concerts. Moreover, once at the concert, these contributors will get the chance to actually meet the band and chat with them for a while.
However, true Linkin Park fans might want to consider the possibility of donating $500 (€381.65), as this sum of money will get them a drumhead signed by the band.
The band wishes to emphasize that, although one might simply not have enough money to make any kind of contribution, the simple act of spreading the news about this campaign qualifies as a good deed.
As Linkin Park explains, electricity allows children to study once natural light subsides, and makes it possible for parents to keep working so as to provide for their families. Therefore, access to it betters education and ups financial independence.
Not to mention the fact that clinics can provide appropriate medical care to their patients.
Presently, there are 29 days left for this campaign, and about $5,100 have been raised. Given the popularity of this rock band, it is to be expected that Linkin Park will achieve and even surpass its goal of raising $8,000 (€6,106).