The Edge Helps Launch Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

U2's the Edge has launched a new charitable fund to benefit those stricken by Hurricane Sandy. The new fund, part of the Music Rising charity, will raise and donate $250,000 to help rebuild the music programs in schools throughout the affected area.

"Music Rising, the award winning post-Katrina music initiative founded in 2005 has expanded its mission to rebuild music programs impacted by natural disasters within the entire U.S. The initial donation being made by the new, nationwide Music Rising program is $250,000 to help rebuild school music programs in the tri-state area that were affected by Hurricane Sandy," reads an official statement for the group

The statement added some helpful details for parties interested in applying for funds:

"The process for those affected by Hurricane Sandy in applying for assistance is to email DeAnna Sanchez at Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation at or to call directly at 818-762-4328."

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