Rock For Hope is a collective of musicians raising money for Partners in Health to stock up on PPE and other medical equipment in the fight against COVID-19. Featuring Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Rival Schools, CIV), Frank Turner, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), Justin Hawkins (The Darkness), Brett Anderson (The Donnas), Tom Higgenson (Plain White T’s), Nathen Maxwell (Flogging Molly, The Bunny Gang), Mike Miley (Rival Sons), Boris Pelekh (Gogol Bordello, Hey Guy), and Roy Cardenas (Mutemath), Rock For Hope is raising money for Partners In Health by putting their spin on the Ramones’ “I Believe in Miracles.”
“Rock For Hope was inspired by my mom who’s in her mid-sixties and a staff nurse at New York Presbyterian in Queens,” says music director and project organizer Boris Pelekh. “Her hospital became a central hotspot of the pandemic in New York City and her unit was repurposed for COVID-19 patients. The situation was growing more grim by the day, so it became very difficult for me to isolate at home and not try to help somehow. I decided to muster up a bunch of friends from other bands to come together virtually and lay down a hopeful and anthemic punk rock song. Our goal is to raise everyone’s spirits and help raise funds for a charitable organization that’s on the frontlines fighting for our well-being. I picked one of the most timeless punk bands from Queens and their song couldn’t be a better fit.”
Partners in Health is a global health organization with social justice principles bringing health care to the vulnerable.
“PIH is uniquely positioned to respond to COVID-19, leveraging deep experience in treating infectious disease outbreaks and responding to emergency situations around the world. They’re launching a comprehensive effort to support this response across its network of supported countries around the world to contain and control the spread of the virus, ensure that patients are provided with dignified care, and demonstrate to the world what aggressive action in vulnerable settings can achieve. More than 88% of all our funding goes directly to our sites.”
Donations can be made via Go Fund Me here