MusiCares has announced that MusiCares Nashville Flood Relief Fund -- Phase Two will provide additional support to Nashville flood victims in need, including funding for items such as relocation costs and other expenses associated with returning to their original residence or a new residence.
The Recording Academy and MusiCares established the MusiCares Nashville Flood Relief Fund in immediate response to the devastating and profoundly life-altering effects of the floods that unexpectedly hit Nashville and its surrounding areas in May 2010.
Several months after the initial floods, many music people in the Nashville community still need significant help related to the loss they experienced. Several music industry friends and partners have joined MusiCares' Nashville Flood Relief efforts. In partnership with the Gibson Foundation through its Music Rising initiative, MusiCares has helped hundreds of musicians replace lost or damaged instruments and gear. Music Rising, founded in 2005 by U2's the Edge, producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, has served thousands of musicians, students, church members, and recipients in regaining their livelihood, music education and other important community-wide programs. In partnership with ACM Lifting Lives, the Temporary Home Fund has provided critical funds to music people who have been displaced by the flood for housing needs.
Beginning on Oct. 12, charitable initiative NASH20 auctioned items donated by artists such as Steve Earle, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, John Hiatt, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban, among others to fans, collectors and contributors across the country and around the world. These and countless other acts of generosity are helping those in need in Nashville.