Metallica has donated $50,000 to Direct Relief through their All Within My Hands foundation. The $50,000 will go to Haiti, who recently suffered a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
"A 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the nation of Haiti, just northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, on Saturday, August 14," said the band in a statement. "According to Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency, this disaster has left at least 2,207 people dead, more than 12,200 injured, and over 50,000 homes destroyed.
"The devastation persists as loved ones remain missing, with little comfort taken as bodies are found. Some hope miraculously endures, as survivors are discovered alive in the ruin like the 20 adults and four children – all reported missing – who were recovered and immediately transported to the hospital on Sunday.
"Tragedies such as this are precisely why All Within My Hands partners with Direct Relief for our work in 'critical local services," as outlined in our Mission Statement. Direct Relief has supported healthcare providers in Haiti for nearly 40 years, including a significant, multi-year response after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince. Since then, Direct Relief has delivered more than $321 million worth of medicines and supplies into Haiti and is committed to continuing this support well beyond the current emergency.
"Visit DirectRelief.org/Emergency/Haiti-Earthquake-2021 to learn more and join us in supporting Haitians desperately in need of assistance. Direct Relief will use all contributions designated for the Haiti Earthquake solely for relief and recovery efforts related to the Haiti Earthquake."