Sending all our love & snacks to Flint, registering 225 voters, and continuing to fund therapy for thousands.
At Bassnectar’s three night Freakstyle Halloween + Day of the Dead extravaganza, we focused our efforts on the people of Flint, MI, delivering over 5000 meals through a kids food drive at the show, and a semi full of donations sourced through our friends at Conscious Alliance. HeadCount registered 225 voters, while funds from this event went to support our continuing Gateway to Therapy initiative.
35,000 Meals to Flint
Years after the Flint Water Crisis began, despite heroic activism and resilience in the city, challenges remain, including unreplaced, damaged lead pipes, lingering health impacts from lead poisoning & legionnaires disease, and poverty levels that are more than twice that of Michigan overall. Among their needs, this community listed food and water, and we were happy to stand behind them. Because we were able to truck in water donations, our food drive focused on the youngsters of Flint.
Bassnectar fans selected special, extra healthy & fun food to tempt the tastebuds of kids in Flint, and we are so grateful for the generosity and thoughtfulness that went into each gift. Those who would like to contribute to Flint’s food security now can donate to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
225 Voters Registered via HeadCount
Our friends at HeadCount returned, giving away a chance to meet Bassnectar for those who registered or committed to vote during Freakstyle. Thanks to their efforts, 225 people are equipped to make a difference in the 2020 elections.
$1 Per Ticket to Therapy
As a part of our work with BetterHelp, one dollar per ticket to these events was added to the funds to provide $360,000 of free therapy to folks who need it. Applications to receive therapy are currently closed, but do check back on our therapy page for updates at beinteractivehq.org/therapy
Other collaborations at Freakstyle included our friends at TWLOHA, a mental health nonprofit that provides hope and resources, and Students for Sensible Drug Policy advocating to end the drug war. And, of course, Bassnectar’s Ambassadors brought their positivity and grassroots projects to The Haven, and beyond.