BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/10/2005 -- In response to the global appeal for aid in the earthquake and tsunami stricken areas of Eastern Africa and Southern Asia, Reprise recording artists, Green Day, has announced they will donate to the American Red Cross International Response Fund all royalties from the iTunes sales of their number one single "Blvd of Broken Dreams" from the period of the record's release through the end of 2005.
"This is the worst global disaster we've seen in our lifetimes," says Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. "We felt it was important to take part in the relief efforts any way we could."
Although it has been years since the band has played in the region, it left a deep and lasting impression on them. Armstrong says, "It was one of the most unique rock-n-roll experiences we've had, and we played to one of the most energetic crowds of our careers. Musically and culturally, it was an eye opening and amazing experience for us."
The best way to help those affected is to make a financial contribution to a disaster relief organization like the American Red Cross. This cash allows immediate deployment of relief personnel, supplies and assistance most needed by those affected. The American Red Cross is not able to accept small, individual donations or collections of items for this crisis. Donations of cash also allow the Red Cross to purchase relief items directly in the region, eliminating the costs of shipping and transport from the United States and stimulating the devastated local economy.
You can help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami emergency in Southern Asia and Eastern Africa by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance, and other support to those in need.
Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Donations can also be mailed to your local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make secure online credit card donations by visiting www.redcross.org