This year has witnessed an onslaught of natural disasters around the world. Here in California, we’ve seen our neighbors in the North Bay sustain the most destructive and deadliest firestorm in California history. The fires have burned an estimated 200,000 acres and 6,000 homes in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties, displacing thousands of residents.
In response to damage wrought by these fires, Twilio is joining Tipping Point and a coalition of Bay Area business and community leaders to launch Band Together Bay Area, a fundraising initiative to support relief efforts and long-term recovery in the region. The funds raised by Band Together Bay Area will go into an emergency fund established by Tipping Point Community and will be directed to North Bay community foundations, service providers, and government partners supporting the low-income communities hardest hit by the fires.
We’re kicking off this effort with a benefit concert on Thursday, November 9th at AT&T Park in San Francisco featuring Metallica, Dave Matthews, G-Eazy and additional special guests. 100% of ticket sales are going to the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund, and Ticketmaster will donate all processing fees to the relief effort. Additionally, the best seats in the house will be donated to first responders, volunteers and families impacted by the firestorm.
We hope to see you at the event! And even if you can’t make it, this concert isn’t the only way you can help. Donations are the most direct way you can help support victims of the firestorm. To donate or for more information about relief efforts, visit the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund or text “together” to 20222.
Tickets for the Band Together Bay Area concert will go on public sale Friday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com. You can read more about the concert and Band Together Bay Area initiative here.