By David McNally
Green Day will broadcast a special performance via Facebook Live at Facebook.com/GreenDay/ TODAY, Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m. EST, to support Americares Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
The band will donate $100,000 to the health-focused relief and development organization and encourage fans to support its response, as well. Green Day will stream a set from backstage at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Fla., where they are performing tonight.
Per NBC News, Hurrican Harvey has caused major damage to more than 12,000 homes in the Houston area alone, displacing 30,000 people.
"We kept seeing these terrible images of devastation coming from Texas, and we knew we had to do something to help," said Green Day lead vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong. "We're encouraging fans to join us in support of Americares, a trusted organization that's on the ground providing aid."
Americares has professional relief workers ready to respond to disasters at a moment's notice and stocks emergency medicine and supplies in its warehouses in the U.S., Europe and India that can be delivered quickly in times of crisis. The organization responds to an average of 30 natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide each year, establishes long-term recovery projects and brings disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities.
Donations to Americares Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will support its response to the storm. To view Green Day's livestream, please visit Facebook.com/GreenDay. To make a donation directly to Americares, please go to Americares.org/Harvey.