Metallica’s charity donated $500,000 to support Ukrainian refugees.
The money will be sent to the non-governmental, non-profit organization World Central Kitchen, which provides “meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises.” The initiative – which Chef José Andrés founded – will be feeding those in Ukraine who have escaped the country due to the ongoing Russian conflict.
Lars Ulrich said, “The work that Chef José Andrés and the dedicated World Central Kitchen cooks do on the frontlines in a humanitarian crisis is nothing short of incredible.”
“We are inspired, humbled, and beyond proud to support their teams currently in six European countries serving the millions of Ukrainians who have been forced to leave their homes.”
Ulrich continued, “WCK represents everything that Metallica and our All Within My Hands Foundation stand for by providing meals with dignity and hope worldwide.”
To further Metallica’s cause and reach its goal of $1,000,000 over the next two months, the band is selling a new t-shirt designed by Andrew Cremeans, and you can purchase it now. All funds raised will benefit World Central Kitchen’s #ChefsForUkraine campaign.
Guitarist Kirk Hammett and frontman James Hetfield are auctioning off the guitars that they will use to play America’s national anthem at the upcoming annual Metallica Night on May 24, an event held with the San Francisco Giants baseball team.
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