Rush’s Geddy Lee Continues To Be A Role Model For Charity Work
Rush’s Geddy Lee continues to make charitable efforts and keeps being a role model for his fellow musicians and followers.
Geddy Lee is best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the rock band Rush. He joined Rush in September 1968 and contributed to the band’s success until their disbandment. The musician also inspired many rock musicians with his bass playing technique such as Metallica’s Cliff Burton, or Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris.
Apart from being a musical inspiration, Geddy Lee also inspires many with his charity work. For instance, on the USA for Africa’s 1985 charity album ‘We Are The World,’ he recorded guest vocals for a song. Moreover, the musician also supported several charitable organizations such as Toronto Food Bank, Alberta Floods, Doctors Without Borders, Grapes for Humanity, United Way, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and others.
Due to his outstanding charity work, Geddy Lee received a Lifetime Achievement Award on September 11 at the Artists For Peace And Justice gala in Toronto. Following that, Geddy Lee shared a post on his Instagram in which he talked about APJ’s charity works and thanked them for awarding him.
In the post, he said that philanthropy requires collective action to have an impact. Moreover, he stated he admires APJ’s approach as he claimed they have been building a future in Haiti. In the post’s comments section, his fans and followers also congratulated him. Along with that, they claimed that he is a role model for charity work.
Geddy Lee’s Instagram post read:
“For over 12 years, Artists for Peace and Justice have raised an extraordinary amount of funds to provide support, education, and hope to the people of Haiti.
Philanthropy requires a tremendous amount of collective action and momentum to have an impact. It’s the volunteers who really make it happen, the ones on the ground delivering supplies and building schools and relationships with those who have been devastated, the generous folks operating the auctions and working events from behind the scenes to make sure the most money is raised and then spent to maximum effect.
I admire APJ’s approach. You can see the money at work, and perhaps most remarkably, you can see the impact it’s had from the point of view of the very people it’s working for: in the articulate, ambitious, and creative expression of the students and graduates of the Academy in Port-au-Prince themselves. That’s not just patching up some hurricane damage; that’s building a future.
So, thank you to APJ for the lovely honor this past weekend, big thanks to Strombo for the induction, and to all those who help set the wheels of change in motion. If you want to learn more or donate – visit APJ: Artists for Peace & Justice.”
One of Geddy Lee’s followers then commented:
“Congratulations Geddy. Nobody deserves this award more than you do. There’s a reason why you’re my inspiration and I think this proves you’re the best role model a young Jewish adult can have.”
You can see the photos Geddy Lee included in his post below.