GODSMACK, CREED and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello are some of the music luminaries who have partnered with multi-media company DC3 Music Group to raise enough money to pack an MD-80 airplane with supplies and medical personnel and send it to Haiti. According to a press release, the plane is scheduled to leave from Long Beach, California on Wednesday (January 27) and bring 10,000 pounds of medical supplies, along with doctors and medical staff, to the city of Port-au-Prince, which was devastated by a massive earthquake two weeks ago.
Other artists involved in the effort, which raised over $1 million, include NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, JULIANNE HOUGH, EVE and DAVID ARCHULETA.
The fund-raising effort is expected to continue and send more planeloads of supplies and personnel to the ravaged country.
CREED singer Scott Stapp is already in Haiti and is awaiting the plane to help unload supplies.
GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna said in a statement, "Since I can't be there to help in person, I want to make my contribution as a fellow human being to give what I can while I'm in the fortunate situation that I am to help those that are so unfortunate in this time of tragedy."
Charities involved in the effort include the Wheelchair Foundation and MedShare, with other companies and non-profits also participating.