The donation comes to help the band recoup their losses of gear and more, as on their last tour the band was robbed of $10,000 worth of personal items from their van while on tour in Sacramento, CA, when their van was broken into and for their continued hardship as they are forced off the road due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Radke was able to raise $7,000 in funds during the Twitch stream to donate to the band in which The Word Alive graciously thanked him for doing via Twitter.
In a Tweet from Telle Smith, the frontman for The Word Alive, he said “@RonnieRadke talked to me a while back wanting to help out w/ things since we were robbed to end our tour together. Then COVID shut things down for who knows how long. He streamed today for over 5 hrs straight & w/ the help of FIR + TWA fans he sent me this… UNREAL.” Continuing to express his thanks saying “I don’t know who else could or WOULD do this for us. It’s rare for someone to go out of their way to donate a piece of what they’ve built to their friends. With all he’s going through, to do this says as much about him as you need to know. My favorite popular monster.”
I don’t know who else could or WOULD do this for us. It’s rare for someone to go out of their way to donate a piece of what they’ve built to their friends.
With all he’s going through, to do this says as much about him as you need to know.
My favorite popular monster =>
— T E L L E (@tellesmith) April 26, 2020
“And to those who think this was a one time thing, @RonnieRadke does shit like this all the time” Smith elaborated. “He just doesn’t blast it to everyone to make himself look better. He is unapologetically himself at all times. We don’t always agree but that’s REAL and he’s always been that to me.”
The Word Alive’s twitter tweeted a thank you message to Radke as well saying “THANK YOU @RonnieRadke for doing this and to @RealPaigeWWE for helping to spread the word in support! We can’t wait to repay you one day, stay safe friends”
We can’t wait to repay you one day, stay safe friends 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— THE WORD ALIVE (@TheWordAlive) April 26, 2020
When The Word Alive discovered that their insurance could not cover the bulk of their loss, the band unveiled an exclusive t-shirt to help the band get back on their feet, you can pick up that shirt still HERE.