Metallica Donate $250,000 To West Coast Wildfire Relief Efforts

Metallica have donated $250,000 to wildfire relief efforts on the West Coast. The donation was made through the band’s All Within My Hands foundation.

Metallica commented:

“Wildfires have become a cruel and unwelcome annual benchmark in California, and this year we have seen them tragically extend across the entire west coast of our country. This is the fourth consecutive year, dating back to the formation of the Foundation, that All Within My Hands has activated to support fire relief: the critical local services component of our mission.

This year, we will be donating a sum of $250,000 to five organizations on the front line of this environmental crisis that has made its way into the lives and homes of far too many. The organizations include the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund, the Oregon Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund, the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County’s Fire Response Fund, the North Valley Community Foundation Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund, and the Community Foundation of North Central Washington NCW Fire Relief Fund.

We would like to encourage you to join us in supporting those in need and our first responders in any way you can by donating money, non-perishable food, clothing and other supplies, or by giving your time volunteering or providing safe, temporary housing. Every little bit helps.”

Metallica Raised Over $118,000 For Charity With Their “Metallica Mondays” Series

Metallica recently wrapped up their “Metallica Mondays” series and they actually raised a lot of money for charity during its run. Fans were able to donate during the concert streams and they ended up raising over $118,000 for the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation.

All Within My Hands issued the following statement:

“When Metallica started the weekly #MetallicaMondays concert streaming series, they set out to provide something to maybe help fans get through quarantine; a bit of entertainment, a weekly event to bond over with friends and family, a minor distraction to go with dinner on Mondays.

The idea was to try to help out our friends worldwide in their own rock-n-roll way. But when it comes to helping, All Within My Hands is all about giving back to those who need it most. This Foundation is close to our hearts for many reasons, but what really continues to inspire all of us, is how YOU have kept it close to your hearts.

Throughout these #MetallicaMondays, the band paired the concerts with fundraisers. It seemed like a way we could bond together to support so many hurting from the effects of the pandemic with the plan to make modest donations to Feeding America and Direct Relief. What we didn’t know then was that the need for a major response was ahead of us, or that AWMH would eventually contribute $645k to COVID relief efforts!

Over the course of 23 weeks, you have totally blown us away. YOU RAISED OVER $100,000 FOR AWMH! At the core of All Within My Hands is the same value at the core of Metallica: we are stronger together. When the Metallica Family activates for a cause, you help us make a sustainable impact in a way that four people simply can’t make on their own.

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you and HELL YEAH for your involvement in our desire to make the world a better place.

If you missed any of the shows or you’d simply like to relive them, you can watch them on demand Metallica’s YouTube Channel.”

Metallica Announce Second Round Of COVID-19 Relief Grants

Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation have announced another round of COVID-19 relief grants. $295,000 will be donated to five organizations that are doing essential work during the ongoing pandemic.

The following statement was posted on the band’s official website:

“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. In addition to continuing to support Feeding America, Direct Relief, Live Nation’s Crew Nation initiative, and the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) through the United States Bartenders’ Guild National Charity Foundation, we are proud to announce a fifth grantee as we partner with MusiCares in their efforts to assist music industry professionals affected by the pandemic.

FEEDING AMERICA

Feeding America has been on the front lines from day one as they continue to work with their network of local food banks, reacting to the specific needs of individual communities. As the effects of the pandemic are vast, food insecurity has soared, and food banks across the country are suffering from a lack of volunteers, donations, and food distribution assistance from their normal channels. AWMH has pledged $70,000 to this fund which will provide urgently needed meals to families facing food insecurity.

DIRECT RELIEF

Direct Relief continues to work tirelessly as the pandemic spreads to other regions of the world and is distributing emergency shipments of ICU medicine and other critical supplies to more than 80 countries and has provided more than 40 tons of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers on the front lines. As countries in Latin America, Africa, and South Asia became the latest hotspots of the COVID-19 pandemic, Direct Relief has accelerated its response in these regions, beginning with shipments of enough COVID-related emergency medicine and medical supplies to treat more than 50,000 intensive-care patients in developing countries around the globe. Direct Relief is in constant collaboration and communication with allies in the battle to manage this outbreak through its relationships across global, international, and national agencies such as the WHO, the US Dept of Health and Human Services, the CDC, ASPR, State Offices of emergency management, etc. AWMH has pledged $70,000 to this fund.

CREW NATION

As you all know, Metallica’s live shows — all live music in general — would not be possible without the countless crew members working behind the scenes. As COVID-19 continues to put the entire live music industry on pause, we want to extend a helping hand to the touring and venue crews who make their living show-to-show. Our partners at Live Nation initiative committed $10 million to their Crew Nation initiative, contributing an initial $5 million to the fund, then matching the next $5 million donated by artists, fans, and employees. We’re happy to pledge $70,000 to this fund to help those who make it all happen for the band year in and year out on the road. Each grant recipient receives $1,000 USD, so this donation will help 70 crew members across the industry.

THE USBG NATIONAL CHARITY FOUNDATION

In addition to the hard-working crews who support the band on tour, we rely heavily on the worldwide hospitality industry. As restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, bars, and other food and beverage providers continue to remain closed or shift to delivery/pick-up operations, hundreds of thousands of workers are suddenly without jobs. We’re pledging $35,000 to the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) to assist qualified bartenders, bar backs, and bar servers in need of financial assistance. So far, our gifts have helped the BEAP award meaningful grants to over 30,000 hospitality members in all 50 states and two U.S. territories.

MUSICARES

During the past several weeks, the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund has raised more than $17 million dollars and provided aid to thousands of people in the music community. It is the largest amount of money they have ever raised, with the most recipients helped, for any single cause in their history. Unfortunately, the need was so overwhelming that they were forced to stop accepting applications. We are pledging $50,000 to assist with resources toward these unprocessed grants.

IN MORE NEWS…

This month we’re excited to continue to honor our Heroes of the Day, what we now call “essential workers” – first responders, healthcare workers, food bank volunteers, grocers, truck or food delivery drivers, restaurant workers, and so many more – as people everywhere are performing selfless acts to keep us safe and healthy and to keep our lives as normal as possible during this abnormal time. Share a photo on Instagram using #HeroesOfTheDay and tell us about yourself or someone you know who loves Metallica and is on the front lines and we’ll make sure to thank them!

Finally, we are continuing the the #MetallicaMondays streaming series, broadcasting a full concert from the Metallica video archives directly to your couch via YouTube and Facebook Live each Monday at 5:00 PM PDT.

As days turn to weeks, and weeks to months, we know this is an incredibly stressful time pushing everyone’s physical and mental wellbeing to their limits. If you would like to support any of these organizations, please feel free to reach out directly to our passionately dedicated partners, as their needs are very wide-ranging; every dollar helps. Be well, we hope to see you all again soon.”

Metallica’s James Hetfield Is Raffling Off Handmade Tables For Charity

Metallica’s James Hetfield has announced that he is raffling off some of his handmade tables. The money raised will go towards the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation.

The following was said about the raffle:

“During shelter in place, @metallica’s own James Hetfield has used some of his time at home to hone a new creative outlet. He has designed and built a set of handmade end tables, with all the welding and woodwork happening in his own garage. We are raffling them off, and one lucky winner will receive the set, signed and personalized by James!

Every $10 donation = 1 entry, and all proceeds benefit #AWMH and our work supporting the welding programs funded by the #MetallicaScholars initiative. Contest ends Tuesday, June 30th. Visit talli.ca/jh-tables to enter.”

Unsurprisingly, some fans have found this news humorous, considering Hetfield infamously yelled “I Am The Table” on “The View” from Metallica and Lou Reed’s collaborative album “Lulu.”

Metallica To Aid Coronavirus-Related Charities During “Month Of Giving”

Metallica will be aiding various coronavirus-related charities with a “Month Of Giving.” Every Tuesday in May, the band will be spotlighting different organizations that they will be supporting through their All Within My Hands foundation.

The band commented:

“In more typical times, we would be hosting our All Within My Hands Day of Service at local food banks across the country this month, but this year is different. Inspired by #GivingTuesdayNow, we decided to make May our Month of Giving, to do our part in meeting the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Rather than focusing on one campaign this year, every Tuesday throughout May we will spotlight a different organization we are supporting through our AWMH grants for COVID-19 relief. Each week we will share with you what these organizations do and show you how you can chip in. The Metallica Store will also feature select “Month of Giving” products and donate proceeds to our partner organizations throughout the entire month of May.

Week one kicks off with Feeding America. AWMH reached out to our partner food banks across the United States and asked them what, in their own words, they need most at each location.

Stay tuned to AllWithinMyHands.org for updates on how you can continue to join us throughout this #MonthOfGiving.”

Metallica Donate $350,000 To COVID-19 Relief Funds

Metallica have donated $350,000 towards COVID-19 relief efforts. The donation was made through the band’s All Within My Hands charity.

Metallica commented:

“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.

FEEDING AMERICA
Earlier this month, Feeding America launched a COVID-19 Response Fund as they continue to work with their network of local food banks reacting to the specific needs of individual communities. As the need continues to grow, our local food banks are suffering from a lack of volunteers, donations, and food distribution assistance from their normal channels. AWMH has pledged $100,000 to this fund.

DIRECT RELIEF
As of last week, Direct Relief has responded to 22 countries, providing more than 40 tons of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers on the front lines. Direct Relief will continue to expand and diversify its efforts as the secondary effects of this pandemic on the healthcare system become more evident. Direct Relief is in constant collaboration and communication with allies in the battle to manage this outbreak through its relationships across global, international, and national agencies such as the WHO, the US Dept of Health and Human Services, the CDC, ASPR, State Offices of emergency management, etc. AWMH has pledged $100,000 to this fund.

CREW NATION
As you all know, our live shows — all live music in general — would not be possible without the countless crew members working behind the scenes. As COVID-19 puts the entire live music industry on pause, we want to extend a helping hand to the touring and venue crews who make their living show-to-show. Our partners at Live Nation have committed $10 million to their Crew Nation initiative, contributing an initial $5 million to the fund, then matching the next $5 million donated by artists, fans, and employees. We’re happy to pledge $100,000 to this fund to help those who make it all happen for us year in and year out on the road.

THE USBG NATIONAL CHARITY FOUNDATION
In addition to the hard-working crews who support us on tour, we rely heavily on the worldwide hospitality industry. As restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, bars, and other food and beverage providers have been forced to close or shift to delivery/pick-up operations, hundreds of thousands of workers are suddenly without jobs. We’re pledging $50,000 to the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) to assist qualified bartenders, bar backs, and bar servers in need of financial assistance.

ONE FINAL NOTE
As the COVID-19 pandemic has sent us retreating to our homes, we’ve launched the #MetallicaMondays streaming series: Each Monday at 5:00 pm PST, we’ll broadcast a full concert from the video archives directly to your couch via YouTube and Facebook Live. Generous donations to AWMH via the simultaneous fundraisers on each platform from fans enjoying the weekly series have already amounted to $15,000, and we’ll continue to raise funds during the weekly streams to support those impacted by COVID-19.

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.”

Metallica Reschedule Second Annual “All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert”

Metallica’s second annual “All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert” has been rescheduled. The event will now take place at The Masonic in San Francisco, CA on September 12.

The band commented:

“Time to update the calendar as the second installment of the All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert has been rescheduled for September 12, 2020, still at the Masonic in San Francisco. A few of you may recall that in September as we were riding high on all the positive vibes that came out of the two S&M² shows, we were excited to announce that we had set aside March 28th to celebrate AWMH with all of you again. However, we may have been a little too ambitious with that date in terms of getting our shit together and giving you an experience that matches or surpasses the first event held in November of 2018.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this change may cause and thank you for all the support and love that you’ve given All Within My Hands. We’ve had some incredible accomplishments in the last two years, including the launch of the innovative Metallica Scholars program (more on year two here) and are excited to share all the details—and a kick-ass show—with you later this year.

More information and ticketing details coming very soon.”

Metallica’s Scholars Initiative Enters Its Second Year

Metallica’s scholars initiative will be entering its second year in 2020. The initiative seeks to support community colleges and their career and technical education programs.

Metallica commented:

“After an amazing first year with results including 95% job placement rates, we’re very proud to announce that All Within My Hands has just launched year two of the highly successful Metallica Scholars program, a major workforce education initiative. The grants provide direct support to community colleges offering skills and services to students who are looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program.

Year two of the Metallica Scholars Initiative will add five more community colleges, bringing the total number of schools to 15. It will also receive matching grants from new partners, supplementing All Within My Hands’ cumulative $1.5 million contribution.

Once again AWMH has partnered with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), a Washington, D.C. based organization that represents the nation’s 1,103 community colleges. The awards are designed to provide support of relevant job skill training for community college students and reinvest in communities that supported us during our recent U.S. tours.

Our 2019 Metallica Scholars have exceeded all expectations and inspired us in more ways than we could have possibly imagined when this program was launched last year. You can read some of their stories on AWMH’s Scholar Spotlight page.

Thanks to your continued support, we’re able to expand this program while we remain focused on the fight against hunger and aiding communities around the world who have suffered in natural disasters.

Visit AllWithinMyHands.org to learn more about the program and view a list of the colleges receiving grants.”

Metallica Pledge More Than $500,000 To Australia Wildfire Relief Efforts

Metallica have pledged $750,000 AUD (approximately $516,000) to help out with Australia wildfire relief efforts. The money will go towards the NSW Rural Fire Service and the Victoria Country Fire Authority.

The band commented:

“We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria. The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking.

Please join us and do whatever you can to assist as we, along with our All Within My Hands Foundation, are pledging A$750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the CFA (Country Fire Authority) in Victoria to aid in the relief efforts.

NSW Rural Fire Service is the world’s largest volunteer firefighting organization and all funds donated during this State of Emergency are directed toward services related to and victims of these particularly destructive Australian bushfires.

CFA (Country Fire Authority) is a volunteer and community-based fire and emergency services organization which helps to protect 3.3 million Victorians, and works together with communities to keep Victorians safe from fire and other emergencies.

Learn more about NSW Rural Fire Service and how you can help ➡️ https://talli.ca/nws-rfs

Learn more about CFA (Country Fire Authority) and how you can help ➡️ https://talli.ca/cfa

Metallica Donate $100,000 To Wildfire Relief Efforts

Metallica have donated $100,000 to help with wildfire relief efforts in California. The donation was made through their All Within My Hands foundation and it included $50,000 for the Sonoma County Resilience Fund and $50,000 for the Wildfire Relief Fund.

The band commented:

“Sadly, for the third year in a row, communities we have called home throughout the state of California are again experiencing the tragedy left in the wake of wildfires.

The All Within My Hands Foundation would like to lend support to those affected in both Northern and Southern California by donating $100,000 to assist in relief, $50,000 to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund – created by the Community Foundation Sonoma County – and $50,000 to the Wildfire Relief Fund – created by the California Community Foundation.

Both organizations are dedicated to long-term recovery efforts, helping residents resume normal lives as they get back on their feet after the devastation of these firestorms. We would also like to encourage you to join us in supporting those in need as well as the first responders who have been working tirelessly to keep Californians safe. Whether you are able to contribute money, non-perishable food, clothing and other supplies, or your time by volunteering or providing temporary housing, every bit helps.”