Band will match public's donations

[b]Arcade Fire[/b] have promised to give $1 million Canadian dollars (£640,000) to Haiti charity Kanpe – as long as members of the public donate the same amount.

The band’s co-founder [b]Régine Chassagne[/b] has Haitian roots, and their hometown gig in [b]Montreal[/b] yesterday (July 12) saw them announce plans to work with Kanpe.org. The charity pledges to rebuild one Haitian village at a time, following the devastating earthquake which occurred exactly six months ago yesterday.

Frontman [b]Win Butler[/b] said the band will match $1 million worth of $5 donations from members of the public who text 30333, reports New York Times.

[b]Chassagne[/b] is Kanpe‘s [b]Grand Ambassador[/b].

See Kanpe.org for more information, and watch a promotional video featuring [b]Arcade Fire[/b] below.

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