Monday, February 23, 2009

Switchfoot, Jason Mraz raise over $49,000 for the Russo Family reports:

Suburban Noize Records, Bill Silva, and The House Of Blues arranged a benefit show with performances from Jason Mraz, Switchfoot, Unwritten Law and Timmy Curran that helped raise over $49,000 for Unwritten Law frontman Scott Russo at a recent benefit concert. Russo and his family were left homeless after their Rancho Penasquitos home caught fire on Thursday, February 5th, and damages are estimated at $500,000.

"I'm truly grateful to everyone for their overwhelming support.” said Russo. “It has been a blessing to my family that people have shown us such generosity in our time of need. For friends like Jason Mraz, Switchfoot, Anya Marina, and Timmy Curran to come down and play with their busy schedules, was amazing. It was one of those deals where they had to play their set, jump off stage, and rush to the airport to get to gigs or other commitments. They could have easily said, ‘we can’t play Scott we’re too busy,’ but they stepped up and made it happen and for that I’m forever grateful. It was truly a special night for my family."

To date over $55,000 has been raised through fan donations, UNITE (Warped Tour Kevin Lymon's foundation), the San Diego Music Foundation and the sold-out benefit concert at the House of Blues. Donations for the Russo family can still be made through Pay Pal or by mailing a check to the address below.

For check or money order make donations payable to:
Scott Russo Family Foundation
9200 West Sunset Boulevard, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Switchfoot continues to be incredible people. More power to them, and Mraz, and Curran, and Unwritten Law. =)

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