Green Day Billie Joe Armstrong by Anne Erickson

Green Day are helping with the relief efforts in Texas. Billie Joe Armstrong and company broadcast a special performance on Facebook Live yesterday (Sept. 5) to support Americares Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The band streamed a set from backstage at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida, where they also performed last night. 

Green Day have also announced they will donate $100,000 to the health-focused relief and development organization and asks fans to help its response, as well. 

"Americares is truly grateful to have Green Day's support," Americares President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis said in a statement. "Their generosity and dedication means so much to us, as we restore health and hope for those affected by Hurricane Harvey."

"We kept seeing these terrible images of devastation coming from Texas, and we knew we had to do something to help," Armstrong added. "We're encouraging fans to join us in support of Americares, a trusted organization that's on the ground providing aid."

Americares "responds to an average of 30 natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide each year, establishes long-term recovery projects and brings disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities," according to a release.

To make a donation directly to Americares, visit Americares.org/Harvey.

Photo credit: Anne Erickson