Pop punk pioneers Blink-182 have announced plans to launch efforts to benefit the victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.
Taking to their Facebook today, the members of Blink-182 wrote a passionate letter to friends and fans about their feelings towards the events that occurred earlier this week. We want the full impact of the members’ words to come across, so instead of paraphrasing we’re just going to post their message in full. The band writes:
“As we watch the news again this morning from Oklahoma our hearts as we are sure yours are as well are just broken for the people effected by this devastating tornado. This is just heart wrenching to see what everyone has been through.
We have been to Oklahoma numerous times on tour including just last year. We see all of the people effected by this horrible tragedy as part of our blink-182 family.
In the next few days we will be rolling out some charity auctions and merchandise to raise money (100% of the funds) for the people that have lost everything. We only bring this up now before we have finished the artwork so that as many people possible are able to keep an eye out for this announcement.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Oklahoma.
We will be keeping an eye out for Blink’s efforts and will post an update as soon as new information can be confirmed.