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Billboard: Metallica Donates $500,000 to Help Provide Food for Ukrainian Refugees

"We are inspired, humbled, and beyond proud to support [the World Central Kitchen] teams," Lars Ulrich said.

Metallica is lending a big hand. The group announced Monday (April 4) that it has donated $500,000 to  World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization that is currently serving meals to Ukrainian refugees, to help kick off its annual Month of Giving early. The rockers donated through their own charitable foundation, All Within My Hands, and it was a follow-up to a $100,000 grant given earlier.

The band’s goal is to amass a total of $1 million for WCK during the Month of Giving, which this year has been extended to two months. They will be selling exclusive merchandise, including a campaign shirt designed by the band’s family artist Andrew Cremeans, on their website. All proceeds will directly benefit WCK’s #ChefsForUkraine cause, according to a press release.

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