Have had the pleasure of meeting Rico online first and then in person when I tagged along with Sick of it All on their Euro tour back in 2013. Great, incredible, humble dude…
His organization Hardcore Help Foundation always reminds me of when I first got into hardcore in the 90’s. At the shows, there would be tables and tables of local anti-racism organizations handing out pamphlets, tables of people collecting food for food drives to hand out to the needy, vegan/vegetarian information tables, etc. I just remember how walking into a show like this was an absolute cultural event – it felt like I was walking into a whole different world that was SO unlike the world outside. The world outside was all about me, me, me, and trying to cultivate as much personal wealth, whereas, within these walls, it was a collection of people who wanted to constantly give, give, give. Even if giving was literally taking what little they already had and giving it to others.
Read up more on Rico and this wonderful organization who do SO MUCH for refugees of all ethnicities, religions, race, etc.
Love you, bro!
Hardcore Help Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Germany that works with locally established organizations on various community-based projects. Founded in the year 2011. We support healthcare, education, disability, and disaster relief projects in several countries. You can support us by donating funds and goods. The money we use to cover up the logistics and to keep our projects running locally and abroad. We collect band merchandise and goods like warm clothing, shoes, sleeping bags, books, toys, wheelchairs, hospital beds, therapeutic and medical aid.
The organization is looking for hardcore and punk bands from our parts of the world to be part of a new compilation to raise funds to help refugees. If you’re interested please get in touch asap: [email protected]
Get info on their FB page for all the great things they’re doing to help others: https://www.facebook.com/HardcoreHelp