Echelon Donates on NBC Latino!

Our lovely co-founder Alicia is featured on NBC Latino talking about Echelon Donates and our latest efforts to support people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Check out the story here.

Want to get involved? Learn more about the DOC NYC Food Drive and Jared’s 41st Birthday project.

Honor Jared Leto’s Birthday by helping with the Hurricane Sandy Relief & Clean Up


Our favorite political pusher, recently shaved beardo, master musician, director extraordinaire & all around bad ass super star is celebrating his 41st birthday on December 26th! Last year we worked with Timberland Boot’s and Trees For The Futures Yele Vert project — and with the donations by the Echelon — over 71,000 trees were planted in Haiti!

This year we scrambled to change the project we’ve been working for a year on at the last minute to cover a cause that’s been in the media this past week. We’ve decided to promote not one but TWO charities since there’s so much needed to help those effected by Hurricane Sandy.


We are asking you to make your donations to the American Red Cross which is the first line of responders to any natural disaster in America. Please go to the American Red Cross to make your donation here.


PART ONE: We have reached out to Water 4 Waves which in the past has worked with Sean Penn’s organization J/P HRO to bring water filters to Haiti after the earthquake. They’re now looking to gather forces of volunteers to go to the decimated beach towns in New York & New Jersey to rebuild the destroyed sandy shores. Once W4W have finished their coordinating efforts they will notify us with the 4 W’s (Who/What/When/Where). They are asking people to donate to help with the clean up efforts here.

PART TWO: We will be asking for teams of Echelon to go & help rebuild the shores. Start thinking about stepping up to become an Echelon Team Captain for an area. There will be shore towns both in New York (I.E. Jones Beach, Long Beach, Rockaways) & New Jersey (I.E. Atlantic City, Belmar, Asbury Park) that will be restored by love & sweat.

How to get your name on the card:

It’s the normal plan of action Echelon. You MUST forward the email confirmation showing you donated to either the American Red Cross or Water 4 Waves & include your twitter name in the reply to You will receive a confirmation email from us in a day or so that we received your donation. If you volunteered your time to the clean up efforts with W4W, we ask the Team Captains to take a picture of the group & include everyone’s twitter names or real names to be added to the card.

No donations are needed if you volunteer your time but it’s greatly appreciated if you do! Now, let’s honor the man who made us family by helping families in need.

Press Release: Echelon Donates and DOC NYC Partner To Help Victims Of Hurricane Sandy via City Harvest


Echelon Donates and DOC NYC partner to help victims of Hurricane Sandy via City Harvest

For Immediate Release
New York, NY November 4, 2012
E. Tirado

“The Lady Avengers of the Echelon! A crew of super woman fans making earth a way better place in honor of their fave pop-rock martians.” – MTV ACT

 As an immediate response to the tragedy that has struck the tri-state area ECHELON DONATES and DOC NYC New York’s Documentary Festival have teamed up to run a food drive to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, during this year’s festival.

From Thursday, November 8 – Sunday, November 11, 2012, film-goers will be able to drop off non-perishable items, at collection boxes located in the SVA Theatre at 333 West 23rd St (between 8th & 9th Ave) during festival hours, for CITY HARVEST.

Echelon Donates is a non-profit organization founded by fans of the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars, and with the US premiere of “Artifact” at DOC NYC – a film about the battle between Thirty Second to Mars and their label Virgin/EMI – many of the band’s fans, known as the Echelon, will be in attendance.

“With so many Echelon attending, it was only natural that we ask them and all the festival goers to stand alongside us and DOC NYC to help out during the harsh circumstances that have affected so many,” stated Alicia Zen,Co-founder Echelon Donates. “It’s what’s needed and we can’t sit aside and do nothing.”

City Harvest is working to help meet the increased demand for food across the five boroughs, while it continues to support its network of soup kitchens and food pantries.

The most needed foods are:

  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Peanut butter (plastic jars)
  • Mac and cheese (packaged)
  • Hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized)
  • Baby Formula
  • No glass, please, with the exception of baby food
  • Powdered milk

*Note: City Harvest cannot accept: unlabeled or dented cans, any open packaging, products that need to  be refrigerated, homemade foods, or expired products.

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