Musician/activist Moby recently announced that he will donate all of the profits made from his upcoming concert tour in California to raise money for domestic violence relief. This decision comes just months after California cut all funding for their domestic violence program.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and most of the those cases will go unreported. Moby hopes that his concerts will raise between $75,000 and $100,000 for those charities helping victims.
“In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a lot of money,” Moby told the Associated Press. “But it’s going to directly harm the women who benefit from these programs.”
Moby was discouraged to hear that California had cut their domestic violence program funding and recalled his own brush with domestic violence.
“My mother was in a long relationship with a guy who was very, very abusive and at one point I had to stop him from stabbing her to death,” said the singer. “The more I know about domestic abuse, I’m really grateful that it wasn’t worse.”
To find out more about Moby’s upcoming California shows visit Moby.com!