The members of rock band Linkin Park are doing their part to help out victims of the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan last March.
In addition to putting on a hugely successful fundraiser secret show in Los Angeles with J-rock band B’z, the band recently visited Japan and visited Ishinomaki City with Save the Children to see the results of their fundraising.
The result is this touching 7-minute video below, in which vocalists Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington visit with schoolchildren, tour some of the areas that have been hit the hardest by March 11’s events, and generally help lift the spirits of some of the children there.
Said Bennington of the experience, “It’s really great to see all their happy, smiling faces, especially considering six months ago, this area was so devastated,” remarked Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington. “The surrounding areas were really hit hard….It’s been a very moving day. It puts things in perspective. These kids are amazing.”
No matter where you stand regarding Linkin Park, it’s important to remember one thing: they certainly don’t have to be as involved as they are. Most entertainers make donations without putting much personal involvement into it; the members of Linkin Park travel to the very areas they’re supporting on charitable missions. The band runs its own relief organization, Music for Relief, and gathers funds for various endeavors all the time.
They’re really a band that gives back to the community, and especially those who need it a great deal.
Below, enjoy the 7-minute video and see just how much they honestly enjoy the whole experience.