In response to the current wildfire crisis impacting the western United States, Jamcast Network has pulled together an eclectic mix of accomplished musicians for a streaming benefit show. Starting at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Wednesday, October 7th, the fundraiser will feature performances from Joel Cummins (Umphrey's McGee), Bill, and Jillian Nershi (String Cheese Incident), Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), The Higgs, Cycles and more.
“It’s an honor to bring so many incredible artists together for such a great cause. Our hearts go out to all of those affected by these tragic wildfires.” -Matt Kolinski (Jamcast, Call on Music)
Proceeds donated to Call On Music will be evenly distributed to the Red Cross Wildfire Relief, California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund, and Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control Emergency Fire Fund (EFF). More information about these organizations can be found below.
Red Cross Wildfire Relief
Dozens of uncontrolled wildfires are burning across California, forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee their homes. While the threat of additional fires remains high with dry thunderstorms possibly sparking new blazes, hundreds of Red Cross disaster workers have been mobilized to help provide evacuees with safe shelter, food, and comfort.
California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund
In the aftermath of a disaster, immediate needs for victims can include shelter, food, cash, and other basic needs. A community’s recovery is often more complex and depends on the scope of the disaster and an affected community’s specific context and needs. For these reasons, the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund supports both mid-term to long-term recovery efforts for those affected by California wildfires. Since the Wildfire Relief Fund opened in 2003, they have granted more than $24 million to support relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of these devastating wildfires.
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control Emergency Fire Fund (EFF)
The Fund was established in 1967 by a group of Colorado counties that recognized that some wildfires may exceed the counties’ individual resources and ability to manage. Participation is voluntary, and currently, 43 out of 64 counties in Colorado participate.