JOYRYDE to throw benefit show in LA, all proceeds will go to California wildfire victims
As wildfires continue to rage from both ends of the Californian borders, an increasingly prominent figure in the electronic landscape, JOYRYDE, is wielding his talents to take a commendable stride to alleviate the suffering of those affected.
JOYRYDE (real name: John Ford) has announced he, in association with Insomniac Events, United Talent Agency, Prodigy Artists, and the LA Fire Department, will be throwing a benefit show Nov 29 at Exchange LA–with all proceeds going directly towards helping the victims of this month’s catastrophic fires.
“Last week I was watching the fires and knew already we had to do this,” JOYRYDE wrote on Facebook. “I’m donating my fee and all proceeds from this event to the LAFD and we made a go fund me for the Animal Shelters and victims of the fire. COME, GIVE.”
With a death toll eclipsing 80, and hundreds of Californians still unaccounted for, the fire has been deemed by experts the deadliest and most environmentally destructive in the state’s history. The fires have left thousands homeless, desecrating an upwards of 16,000 total homes and structures. Firefighters have been working day and night to expel the flames, with an estimated 75 percent of the fires contained at present, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.