Ben Gibbard show update

Nov 2

Today, Ben Gibbard announced that he is donating $1 for every ticket sold at his Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC shows to Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. 100% of donated funds will be regranted from ATC’s Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund to benefit organizations helping communities to rebuild and recover in the wake of this disaster. ¬†Specific organizations will be announced once the full range of needed funds emerges.

After disaster strikes, the aftermath is broken down into three separate phases: Rescue, Relief, and Recovery & Rebuilding. Governments and multinational bodies are usually best equipped and poised to handle the first two phases. The Recovery & Rebuilding phase is where donors can have the most impact in helping communities over the long-term. It is critical to full recovery but is often the most overlooked and under-resourced phase as news sources turn to other stories and disasters. Thus, we are holding off on announcing specific organizations until the full impacts and long-term implications of the disaster become more clear.