Thursday, February 10, 2005

The Bay Area Unites concert

For all the Bay Area readers of the blog out there, Vamsee Tirukkala brings to our attention a fundraising event happening over the next weekend (Feb. 20th) to benefit victims of the tsunami. From Vamsee's e-mail :
Many bay area communities are coming together like never before to remember the victims of the tsunami disaster and to raise funds for the rehabilitation of its survivors. On Sunday, February 20, join us at the HP Pavilion in San Jose at 2pm for an interfaith service led by Dr. Deepak Chopra and entertainment by Lisa Loeb, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Shankar & Gingger, Mostly Dylan, as well as a special message from President Bill Clinton, as we unite to support this important cause, benefiting the seven countries hit hardest by the tsunami.
I took a quick look at the brochure. The event looks pretty fabulous with artistes from India, Indonesia, and the United States. A performance by Shankar and Gingger alone should be reason enough to go, but it really trumps everything that the proceeds are going to benefit such a great cause. Beneficiaries will be people affected by the tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, the Maldives, Malaysia and Somalia. Tickets starts at $10, plus additional contributions on a voluntary basis. Tickets can be bought out here.

P.S. For bloggers reading this, please do spread the word around if you can. Your help is appreciated.

[Cross-posted to Zoo Station]