JUST A BUNCH OF ROADIES
Just a Bunch of Roadies (JABOR) involves music industry professionals in global humanitarian projects by utilizing their collective skills, assets and relationships to quickly respond to critical needs worldwide.
We leverage relationships with many different companies and individuals to pull off a big rock show, and that's the way we want JABOR to function as well. For us, it's about collaboration and networking to faciliate the sometimes-daunting process of getting supplies where they need to go.
JABOR INVOLVEMENT IN NEPAL RELIEF
JABOR is monitoring the situation with Project CURE about the best time to move in with supplies to restock destroyed clincs/hospitals.
WE'RE ROADIES MAKING A DIFFERENCE
From Haiti to Pakistan, Tunisia to the Philippines, we quickly organize and deliver support such as medical supplies and food to areas that need relief. We translate our talents into helping heal damaged parts of our world.
AROUND THE WORLD AND BACK HOME AGAIN
How did roadies come to work on relief projects?
In our line of work we are everywhere. Traditionally we move into a city, build an event, and then move on to the next city without looking back. But our industry now exists within a world of ever-increasing poverty, natural disasters, and general need. So we decided to change this tradition. We already had the essential tools in our kits to make change happen: specialized skills in logistics, transport, engineering, and problem solving in a pinch. JABOR was born to organize the help we provide, be it moving high volumes of essential supplies such as medicine, hospital equipment, and food to disaster zones internationally; packing and preparing shipments; or, at home in Minnesota, using the money we have saved to support the Intercongregation Communities Association (ICA) Food Shelf.
We believe that the smallest of gestures can still have the greatest of meaning, whether around the planet or in our own backyard. We hope our work will inspire others to do what they can.