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Linkin Park gives back to kids affected by Japan tsunami

CNN

1302 days ago   Article ID# 1281136
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK (CNN ) - Right after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in the spring, band Linkin Park began to raise money through the non-profit Music for Relief, which went to the work Save the Children was doing in Japan.

Now, six months following the devastation, Linkin Park was back in the country to see how those donations have helped kids who have lost so much.

In the northeastern town of Ishinomaki, the musicians visited an elementary school where the students had been able to practice emergency drills with red, quilted disaster hoods provided by Save the Children. The hoods, as seen in a travelogue the band filmed, are cushioned to protect the kids' heads, and are also fire-proof. In addition, the children at the elementary school have received backpacks and school supplies.

Linkin Park also ventured to a high school in the area where 200 out of the 600 kids at the school had lost their homes.

"It's really great to see all their happy, smiling faces, especially considering six months ago, this area was so devastated," Linkin Park's Chester Bennington says in the video. "The surrounding areas were really hit hard....It's been a very moving day. It puts things in perspective. These kids are amazing."

Adds Mike Shinoda to those who donated, "you guys have been very generous, and we were happy to be able to be messengers of those tidings of well wishes and support to the people of Japan."

Save the Children notes in a statement that there's a five-year recovery plan in place for those who've suffered the devastating effects of the tsunami and earthquake.

The organization continues that Linkin Park's visit "has been so important to us in highlighting the longer-term needs of children in recovering from this disaster, and helping our donors see the impact our response has had to date."

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Updated 1302 days ago   Article ID# 1281136

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