Fire Relief Concert Raises $17 Million for California Wildfire Victims

November 22, 2017  |  Environmental, Wildfire

Tragedies such as the Northern California wildfires in October often bring out the best in people. The latest example is a concert that raised $17 million for victims. It was held in AT&T Park in San Francisco and drew more than 40,000 attendees.

A Star-Studded Event for a Great Cause

An eclectic lineup donated their time for free to entertain the crowd. Performers included the punk band Rancid, heavy metal legends Metallica, Dave Matthews, rapper G-Eazy and singer-songwriter Raphael Saddiq. Approximately $15 million had already been raised from sponsorships as well as ticket sales. Donations from Metallica’s YouTube and Facebook pages added to the total, as did donations from people who texted the word “together” to 20222.

The organization that put the concert together, Tipping Point Community Relief Fund, has raised approximately $23 million so far for fire relief efforts. A Tipping Point spokesperson said some of the money is already being distributed to relief organizations throughout the North Bay area.

A Massive Effort

The scope of the fires that struck Northern California is incredible. The wildfires killed 43 people and destroyed more than 8,000 structures throughout the region. There have been published reports that Pacific Gas & Electric equipment may have contributed to the tragedy.

Baron & Budd, Dixon Diab & Chambers LLP, Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire, and the Singleton Law Firm are working together to help those affected by the fires. We may be able to help victims obtain compensation for the losses they suffered. If you would like to learn more, please give us a call at 707-533-8128 or complete our contact form.

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