New Jersey extreme metal band Fit For An Autopsy
have put both their old merch and their fans' generosity to excellent use, ultimately contributing more than $6,000 to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) - Australia.
Formally established in 1978, the organization
is dedicated to environmental conservation. With fires currently ravaging vast portions of Australia, WWF is diverting emergency funds to care for injured wildlife and will eventually work to restore the habitat lost in the blaze.
Yesterday, FFAA issued the following: "We went through our storage space and counted every piece of leftover tour merch we've amassed over the last 9 years, all the way back to some original designs. Everything is heavily discounted in our store. $5 for all small tees, $10 shirts, $20 hoodies etc. 100% of the profits from these items will be directly donated to the World Wildlife Fund Australia, which will help restore areas damaged by the fires. We'll throw in free shirts of your size with EVERY order while supplies last, help us blow this stuff out and raise some money."
Mere hours later, the band had sold enough merch to make a $6018 donation to the WWF (see below).
Fit For An Autopsy commented: "This is insane. You wonderful people just blew out all the merch in two hours."