Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation has donated $350,000 to various COVID-19 relief organisations.
Split over four grants, the money is going towards Feeding America, which provides works with a network of local food banks, Direct Relief, which provides Personal Protective Equipment over 22 countries, Crew Nation, which is Live Nation’s fund to support touring crews throughout the pandemic, and The USBG National Charity Foundation, which has established the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program to support hospitality industry workers throughout the crisis.
In a statement on the band’s website, Metallica wrote: “In the wake of the spread of the Coronavirus, the most vulnerable people in our communities need help now more than ever. All Within My Hands is reaching out with four grants totaling $350,000 to organizations dedicated to assisting those hit hard by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.”
They also noted that they’re hoping to help ease the quarantine boredom by broadcasting Metallica Mondays each week, and concluded their statement with: “We know this is the hardest of times for many of you, but if you would like to support any of these organizations, please feel free to reach out directly to our incredibly dedicated partners, as their needs are very wide-ranging; every dollar helps.”