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Israel-Gaza Attacks

Israel-Gaza Attacks: Our Response DONATIONS The escalation of abhorrent violence across Israel and Gaza in recent days has resulted in thousands of deaths and injuries. After careful vetting, we have selected two organizations that need our support. We will be sending $100,000 to the New Israel Fund and the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA). NEW ISRAEL FUND The US-based New Israel Fund (NIF) supports organizations in Israel advocating for the advancement of democracy, gender equality, anti-racism, religious freedom, human rights, LGBTQ+ equality, and more. They are providing emergency assistance in Israel now through basic care for the most vulnerable groups, combating violent speech and incitement online, preventing inter-communal violence in mixed cities and trauma support. MIDDLE EAST CHILDREN'S ALLIANCE (MECA) MECA, a Palestinian refugee-led nonprofit, supports children and families in Palestine, Iraq, and Lebanon with humanitarian aid like clean water, trauma therapy, food and medical supplies. With a focus on empowering women and helping children and refugees during conflicts, MECA, along with local partners, is in Gaza now providing urgent support. The Looking Out Foundation was founded in 2008 by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth. Since then, LOF has donated over $6 million to social justice and humanitarian causes across the US and globally. Catherine Carlile is our Executive Director. OTHER RESOURCES Visit linktr.ee/lookingoutfoundation for other ways to support and to learn more. If you are feeling increased anxiety, grief and shock due to the recent devastation, text share to 741741 to connect to a live volunteer crisis counsellor @crisistextline  
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Disaster Relief Fund

  CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW Over the past year alone, the Looking Out Foundation has successfully allocated over $500,000 to disaster relief efforts, providing essential support to victims across various regions. As we continue to expand our efforts, we are launching a dedicated Disaster Relief Fund to better serve communities in crisis.   Why Support the Looking Out Foundation? Proven Impact: Our track record shows a dedicated focus on utilizing funds where they are needed most, with over half a million dollars already facilitating relief and recovery efforts in disaster-stricken areas and many millions more dedicated to national and international humanitarian issues. Efficient Resource Allocation: Our established networks and partnerships allow for swift and efficient resource allocation, ensuring help reaches those in need promptly. Your generous contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund will be channeled to: Emergency Response: Immediate provision of essential goods and services including food, water, and shelter to affected communities as well as recovery efforts. Infrastructure Rebuilding: Facilitating the rebuilding of critical infrastructure such as homes, schools, and healthcare facilities to help communities regain stability post-disaster. Community Empowerment: Supporting educational and skill development initiatives to help individuals rebuild their lives and foster community resilience. Mental Health Support: Providing necessary mental health services to individuals affected by disasters, including aid workers. Your support will enable us to continue our mission of providing timely and essential assistance to disaster victims and ultimately, helping to make music mean more.   CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW
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The Trevor Project x Pride 2023

  June marks an extraordinary day in the LOF calendar! It is, of course, Pride Month - a time of celebration, reflection, protest and so much more for LGBTQIA+ communities worldwide. 🏳️‍🌈 Since last year's Pride month, your incredibly generous donations have allowed us to contribute over $700,000 to organizations that focus on supporting LGBTQIA+ causes throughout the country. As we honor love in all its beautiful forms, we remain acutely aware of the ongoing struggles faced by our communities worldwide. Your donations have helped with healthcare, housing, advocacy, legal fees, community development and so much more. At LOF, we strive to create a brighter future for our queer sisters and brothers, and with your support, we are turning that vision into reality! 🌍❤️ But that's not all! June also marks momentous occasion as we celebrate the birthday of our phenomenal founder, Brandi Carlile. Brandi serves as a constant source of inspiration and support for the LGBTQIA+ community. Happy birthday, Brandi! You are an absolute treasure to each and every one of us! 🎉 Let’s celebrate Pride and Brandi’s birthday together! In honor of her 42 years, we’re asking you to donate $42, which we will then double and distribute to The Trevor Project. Whatever amount you are able to give, we - and the LGBTQIA+ communities we want to serve - truly appreciate your support! CLICK HERE TO DONATE Together, we are making music mean more 🌈
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Announcing the Mothership Action Village

  We are delighted to announce a very important element to Brandi Carlile's inaugural Mothership weekend: the Action Village is an area we are curating at the heart of the festival that will spotlight LGBTQ+ rights, global maternal health and reproductive rights.  The Action Village will be interactive, informative and fun - and it’s also a place to go to find out how you can help support these issues after the Mothership has departed! We are partnering with five incredible organizations to raise funds for their vital work across Florida state - please give what you can to support them all and click on the graphics to visit their websites to find out more. We'll be sharing more across our social media over the coming weeks - stay tuned! CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHO THEY ARE AND DONATE!    
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Earthquake Appeal: Fundraising Update

  We wanted to update you on some overwhelming news regarding the Looking Out Foundation’s Turkey & Syria Earthquake Appeal. Click on the video to find out the total amount raised in the last 7 days! This money has already been shared with The White Helmets in Syria and AKUT Search and Rescue in Turkey. We are filled with gratitude that you all came together in such empathy and love for your fellow human beings. We are very proud to be part of this community. Thank you so much for making music mean more. Brandi & Catherine
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Turkey & Syria Earthquake

“This is an emergency within an emergency.” CLICK HERE TO DONATE At the time of writing, more than 11,000  people have died and many thousands are injured across Turkey and Syria, following yesterday's devastating earthquake that struck the heart of the world’s largest refugee population. There are warnings that the number of deaths could exceed 20,000. Freezing temperatures and aftershocks are hampering rescue efforts and countless numbers of people are now homeless, adding to the millions already displaced due to the ongoing Syrian conflict. This is critical. Time is of the essence to find remaining survivors and agencies urgently needing financial support. People are in desperate need of shelter, food and hygiene items. The Looking Out Foundation will match all donations up to $100,000 over the next week and this will be distributed to AKUT Search and Rescue Association and The White Helmets. AKUT is a Turkish Search & Rescue organization that specializes in disaster relief. They have 28 teams and 646 volunteers currently working day and night in the rescue effort. The White Helmets (Syria Civil Defence) are a group of around 3000 volunteers on the ground in north west Syria leading the search and rescue operation. Please donate today - remember, we will double all donations received up to $100,000. Thank you for helping us make music mean more.  
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Iran

The Looking Out Foundation has spent the last few weeks diligently vetting organizations on the ground and researching the most impactful ways to raise awareness and bring attention to the atrocities and human rights violations that are happening to women in Iran. As an immediate call to action, we are donating $100,000 to the following organizations: Center for Human Rights in Iran The Abdorrahman Boroumand Center Amnesty International Together we are fighting for the rights and freedoms of all Iranian people. For further information on how you can help the people of Iran, please take a moment to read the information on the following slides. 
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Fight for Reproductive Rights UPDATE

    In light of the unprecedented and reprehensible decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Looking Out Foundation pledged to match up to $100,000 of every donation we received during the month of August. We are proud to announce that we raised an incredible $110,988 in donations.  So thanks to the compassion and generosity of our community of supporters, the Looking Out Foundation has donated a total of $221,976 to the following organizations to ensure that every person in America has access to safe healthcare.   CAROLINA ABORTION FUNDS www.carolinaabortionfund.org   MIDWEST ACCESS COALITION www.midwestaccesscoalition.org   WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ASSISTANCE PROJECT (WRRAP) www.wrrap.org   HOLLER HEALTH JUSTICE www.hollerhealthjustice.org   Together, we will join the fight for reproductive justice
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You're Not Alone

Today’s the day!Allison Russell's new single "You’re Not Alone” featuring Brandi Carlile is out now! A Note From Brandi: Throughout the pandemic we live-streamed dozens of homespun shows from our barn to help keep our band and crew employed. What started as an effort to keep our people on the payroll, ended up becoming much more than that. For us, it gave us a purpose during a time when we felt absolutely rudderless, and for our audience, we hope we provided an antidote the the pain, confusion and struggle we were all collectively experiencing.During that time, the artist community was called upon constantly by corporations to “play for free” and make our contribution for the greater good, which we did of course. But then we started to huddle and preserved or art for when it mattered the most. Our dear and extremely talented friend Allison Russell recorded a version of “You Are Not Alone” from her living room, so that we could include it in one of our Carlile Compound Quarantine episodes for @thebramily. The sentiment of this song provided so much hope and healing in our community.When Allison asked me to sing with her on this reimagined version, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! Thank you @AllisonRussell for letting me be a part of something so beautiful.All proceeds from “You’re Not Alone” on @bandcamp will benefit the @Looking Out Foundations EveryTown For Gun Safety Support Fund and The Fight For Reproductive Justice Campaign. - Brandi xo   A Note From Allison:We are not alone.We are not what we have lost.We are more than the sum of our scars.We are the dust of the stars, the bones of the Earth, the breath of the void, the expanse of our imaginations, the arc of art, the love in our hearts.We lift each other up.We are the “Beloved Community” every time we choose to be. Our Circle is battered and bloody but unbroken,whole. None above, none below— our one human family— equal under the listening sky.I believe what Alice Walker wrote:“We are the ones we have been waiting for.”Every child deserves to be loved and protected. Our families with LGBTQIA+ parents are just as precious.No one should be forced into the sacred role of parenthood against their will.Human Rights are worth fighting for.We’ve come a long way but we must go farther still.I am grateful to my chosen family, Brandi Carlile, for singing “You’re Not Alone” with me, for inspiring me everyday, for elevating everything, for leading the way.We will not be turned back.Love & Revolution x AllisonProceeds from “You’re Not Alone” featuring @brandicarlile on @bandcamp will go to benefit the @lookingoutfoundation 's EveryTown For Gun Safety Support Fund and The Fight For Reproductive Justice Campaign. - click here.“You're Not Alone”Written & produced by @allisonrussellmusicStrings arranged by @larissamaestro & @sistastrings (@moniqueladora & @itschauntee )Performed by ( in alphabetical order by first name)Allison Russell: banjo, vocalsBrandi Carlile: vocals ( appears courtesy of Elektra Records)Chauntee Ross : violin, vocalsLarissa Maestro : cello, vocals@megbrittcole : drums & percussion@meganelizabethmccormick : electric guitar, vocalsMonique Ross : cello, vocalsRecorded at @thisismoxe Nashville, TNProducer: Allison RussellExecutive Producer: Carissa Stolting & UnmanageableEngineered by @eboniesmithmusicAssisted by @jamlinMixed by @mixerbellOut now @fantasyrecords /@concordofficial
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