Metallica have announced a second round of relief grants to help a number of organizations who are in need of financial support amid the coronavirus pandemic. The band’s charitable arm All Within My Hands will split a total of $295,000 between five charities: Feeding America, Direct Relief, Live Nation’s Crew Nation, the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) and MusiCares.
Metallica said: “We are truly overwhelmed by the generosity of fans and friends around the world as many continue to face unimaginable challenges in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to your support and kindness by contributing to our fundraisers during the #MetallicaMondays shows, our May Month Of Giving, and visiting the All Within My Hands website, as well as a substantial donation from our friends at Salesforce, we’re excited to announce that AWMH will be providing a second round of new grants totaling $295,000 to five organizations doing essential work during this difficult time.” Metallica’s Month Of Giving came after the band encouraged fans to help out at their local food banks in 2018 and 2019 as part of their annual Day Of Service, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to widen the project.
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