ACL Festival Announces Fund Drive for Wildfire Relief
Austin City Limits Music Festival and its producer C3 Presents have made a commitment to support our friends and neighbors affected by the wildfires in Central Texas. Fueled by the collective efforts of around 70,000 people per day, ACL Festival will raise much needed funds for the Red Cross of Central Texas and the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund.
On Friday September 16th from 10am-6pm, the Do Good Bus will be parked on Barton Springs Road, just across the street from the Festival entrance. Volunteers from the Do Good Bus project, ACL and the two charitable organizations will be ready to accept donations from patrons on their way into the park.
ACL Festival artists, including Foster the People, will be visiting the Do Good Bus throughout the day to shake hands, take pictures and hang out with do-gooders.
The Austin City Limits Music Festival producer C3 Presents pledges to match every dollar raised on Friday.
On Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 from 10am-6pm, ACL Volunteers and representatives from the Red Cross of Central Texas and The Texas Wildlife Relief Fund will also be stationed outside the Volunteer Headquarters accepting donations from Festival patrons.
Festival organizers hope attendees will be moved to give each day as they enter the Festival and demonstrate the enormous heart and generosity of Austin, and music lovers young and old.
The Do Good Bus: This unique LA Based Project follows a band from city to city, engaging volunteers in incredible projects. They’re on the road with Foster the People. Learn more at http://dogoodbus.com/
The Red Cross of Central Texas: Every year the Red Cross responds to over 200 disasters throughout our nine-county area, providing food, clothing, shelter, health and mental health services to disaster victims. Their volunteers work 24-hours a day year round, to make the best of the worst case scenario. Learn more at: http://www.centex.redcross.org/index.asp?IDCapitulo=F9ZLZNZ3KD
The Texas Wildfire Relief Fund: In Texas 77% of our firefighters are volunteers. These Volunteer fire departments are grossly under-funded and ill equipped. 86% of these volunteers are using their personal funds to meet the day-to-day equipment and supply needs of their department. The Texas Wildfire Relief Fund was established to support these brave volunteers with vital safety equipment and the water, food and fuel necessary to continue battling wildfires. Learn more at: http://txwildfirerelief.org/