Dan Deacon is going to donate 100% of the profits from his upcoming New York shows to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Half will go to Occupy Sandy, half will go to the Red Cross.
Says the press release:
Having grown up on Long Island, so much of my family and many of my close friends live in New York and New Jersey. I don't feel right to going there, playing these shows and not pitching in to help out with the recovery so I'm going to donate my fee for these two shows to the Red Cross and Occupy Sandy. I chose these two organizations because they both cover the entire affected region and are both helping in very different capacities. I thought it would be best to inform my fans so that if they were also feeling conflicted about raging and partying while all this shit is so fucked, that at least they would know that their ticket was going to help aid in the recovery. Hopefully this can help ease the recovery for even just a few people. I encourage everyone to pitch in and give what they can in volunteer hours or donations.
That's fucking awesome. To give any amount would be very kind, but to give 100% of the profits? Way to go, Mr. Deacon.
Remember you can do something nice, too. Text RED CROSS to 90999 to donate $10 via text (which you can do up to three times, for a total of $30, BTW), or go here to find out more about Occupy Sandy Relief.