Jack Johnson Donates $50K + Clothing to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Jack Johnson has generously opened his wallet and merchandise warehouse for those in need. The surfer and rocker has donated $50,000 to the relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy, which battered the East Coast just over a week ago. He also sent a shipment of sweatshirts to those facing plummeting temps without the luxuries of power, electricity and heat.
Johnson's donation will be spread across several organizations, including the Food Bank for New York City, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Save the Children, Waves for Water, GlobalGiving and Direct Relief International, according to Rolling Stone.
The musician also shipped 3,000 sweatshirts and thermal tops from his merch warehouse to Waves for Water, which will disperse the clothing to coastal communities suffering setbacks due to the Nor'Easter that dumped snow and more precipitation on the East Coast yesterday (Nov. 7). The areas were still recovering from Sandy when this latest batch of bad weather swept through, so Johnson's donations are well timed.
Johnson is also asking fans to support the victims of the super storm by donating whatever they can, be it food, supplies, money or their time as volunteers.