American Red Cross to receive $10,000 donation from Meltdown Music Festival to assist West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion victims.
Meltdown Music Festival leadership announced today that the festival will donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in West, Texas, where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 and injured approximately 200. The funds will help support disaster relief and recovery in West Texas, as well as disaster preparedness in other communities in the Central Texas chapter.
Promoters Disco Donnie Presents and Full Access held Meltdown Music Festival, one of the country’s longest-running electronic music festivals, April 27 in at LaGrave Field in Fort Worth.
“Meltdown Music Festival is proud to support the Red Cross. We’re grateful to them for helping provide disaster relief to the West, Texas explosion victims and want to help ensure the organization is well supplied and prepared to assist,” said Disco Donnie Presents CEO Donnie Estopinal.
The Meltdown Music Festival donation will go toward relief items, meals, shelter, health needs and emotional support for victims in the West, TX, which is still designated by the Red Cross as a disaster area. The donation will also support supplies for readiness to help the organization respond to disasters in surrounding communities quickly and efficiently.
“Each year the Red Cross responds to tragedies like we have recently seen in West, Texas. We also give comfort and hope to individual families suffering from a single-family home fires. A gift to the disaster relief fund means the Red Cross will always be there to deliver vital help when disaster strikes. We are very grateful to Meltdown Music Festival for their generosity and support,” American Red Cross Regional CEO, Marty McKellips said.
“Bringing people together through music has been our vision from day one and I am extremely thankful that we can put those ideas into direct action via the Red Cross,” said Jeremy Word of Full Access.
The Meltdown Music Festival donation check will be presented on Friday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. the Red Cross office in Austin, Texas. For more information about Meltdown Music Festival, please visit www.MeltdownDallas.com
Contact: Evan Bailey
Communications Director, Disco Donnie Presents
About American Red Cross of Central Texas
American Red Cross is a neutral, humanitarian organization that provides relief to victims of disasters, and prepares people to prevent and respond to emergencies. Like all Red Cross chapters, the local chapter is self-sustaining and is funded by local contributions. All assistance to disaster victims and to members of the armed forces provided by the Chapter is free and made possible by voluntary donations of time and money by the people of local communities. Donations can be made at www.arcsm.org, www.redcross.org, via mail to American Red Cross, 2218 Pershing Drive, Austin, TX 78723, or by phone at 512.928.4271 (American Red Cross of Central Texas).
About Disco Donnie Presents
Disco Donnie Presents (DDP) is an award-winning and recognized leader in electronic dance music event production. Since the company’s inception in 1994, DDP has generated over 10,000 live events, arena shows and outdoor festivals in the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. DDP, both on its own and through partnership, develops innovative, creative and strategic business opportunities in live entertainment. For more information, please visit www.discodonniepresents.com
About NightCulture Inc.
NightCulture Inc., “Concerts that Change Your Life”, is a premier producer of live concerts and events. NightCulture operates in the following markets: Houston, TX, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, San Antonio, TX, and Oklahoma City, OK. NightCulture is the first Electronic Music Company to trade in the public markets. NightCulture Inc. produces two branded music festivals a year, Meltdown Music Festival in Dallas, TX http://www.meltdowndallas.com and Something Wicked Halloween Festival http://www.SomethingWickedFestival.com in Houston, TX.