Metallica Announce $75K Donation to Texas Following Winter Storms
The James Hetfield-fronted rock band have donated $75,000 to help feed Texas residents impacted by the severe winter storms that crippled the state last month.
AceShowbiz –Metallica have donated $75,000 (£54,200) to Feeding America to support Texans impacted by last month’s (Feb20) deadly winter storms.
The band handed over the cash via its All Within My Hands non-profit to make sure staff at food banks in communities worst hit by the blizzards could get aid to those in need of food and supplies.
“The winter storm that struck Texas last month was beyond anything the state’s residents could imagine preparing for,” the band said in a statement. “As temperatures dropped well below freezing and widespread power outages swept the area, families suffered.”
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“Grocery chains did the best they could to support their communities, but their supply was hit hard. While temperatures have risen and electricity has been restored in many areas, residents are still very much in the throws (sic) of a struggle.”
Hundreds of Central Texas residents are still without fresh water this week.
“Texans running low on food are finding empty grocery store shelves,” Metallica continued in their statement. “Food pantries are running out of supplies. And the freeze has wiped out substantial portions of the state’s citrus and vegetable crops. As part of our commitment to fighting food insecurity, All Within My Hands has donated $75,000 to Feeding America to be distributed to Texas food banks.”
In September 2020, the rockers also pledged to donate $250,000 to help the ongoing wildfire relief efforts via their All Within My Hands non-profit foundation as blazes ravaged California, Washington, and Oregon.
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