Musician John Mayer joins Habitat house build on July 25
Recording artist John Mayer joins Habitat for Humanity to help build with a San Antonio partner family July 25
HOUSTON, July 23, 2004 – Clear Channel Entertainment, Habitat for Humanity International and Lowe’s today announced that triple-platinum singer/songwriter John Mayer will lend his support to the latest “Raise the Roof™” house build on Sunday July 25th in San Antonio. In addition, four lucky fans from Albuquerque, Phoenix and San Antonio will win the chance to join Mayer at the San Antonio build and see his concert later that evening at the Verizon Wireless amphitheater. Radio promotions will run on Albuquerque’s 100.3 The Peak (KPEK), Phoenix’s KESZ, and San Antonio’s Mix 96.1 and WOAI.
The San Antonio home, the second to be built as part of Raise the Roof, is being built for Angelia Brown, a working mother and cook at the State Hospital in San Antonio and her 15-year-old son, Jeremy. The home is also sponsored by Lowe’s as a Women Build project. Lowe’s is the national underwriter for Habitat’s Women Build program, which encourages and empowers women to get involved in building houses as part of Habitat’s mission to eradicate poverty housing.
The Raise the Roof™ initiative sponsors Habitat for Humanity house builds with top music artists in local communities where the artists are performing on tour. Corporate sponsors, community volunteers and a few lucky fans work alongside the artist on the construction. Earlier this year, members of Blink 182 worked with volunteers and the soon to be homeowner in Harrisburg on the 1,101st Habitat home built in Pennsylvania.
“A hallmark of our work is we create excitement and passion in the hearts and minds of our dedicated volunteers,” says Chris Clarke, Habitat’s senior vice president of communications. “Similarly, talented performers like John Mayer create excitement and passion among their ardent music fans. Through our partnership with Clear Channel Entertainment and Raise the Roof, we have a tremendous opportunity to blend the excitement and passion of music with helping others and as a result engage more and more people in our mission to eliminate poverty housing.”
Clear Channel Entertainment is extending invitations to artists across all music genres, and house builds are being scheduled in conjunction with tour calendars.
“The response we’re getting from artists interested in helping with Raise the Roof has been remarkable,” said Kimberly Bowron, senior vice president, corporate culture and philanthropy at Clear Channel Entertainment. “We’ll have additional house builds to announce shortly.”
Clear Channel Entertainment has committed to fund a significant portion of the expense for each house build, with the balance being raised among corporate sponsors, Habitat supporters, fans, and in some cases, the artists themselves.
“Lowe’s involvement with Women Build is much more than a financial arrangement, it is a reflection of our commitment to address the nationwide issue of substandard housing,” said Larry Stone, chairman of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “We are helping to build homes everyone can take pride in – our employees, the volunteers, the partner families and the communities.”
For more information or to get involved with the Raise the Roof™, call 713-693-8263 or go to www.habitat.org.
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International, based in Americus, Ga., is a Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. By the end of 2005, Habitat will have built its 200,000th house and more than one million people will be living in Habitat homes they helped build and are buying through no-profit, zero-interest mortgages. www.habitat.org
Lowe’s is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity International, American Red Cross, United Way of America, and the Home Safety Council, in addition to numerous non-profit organizations and programs that help communities across the country. Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awards more than $2 million annually to diverse organizations across the United States. Lowe’s also encourages volunteerism through the Lowe’s Heroes program, a company-wide employee volunteer program aimed at preventing unintentional home injuries. Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 company with fiscal year 2003 sales of $30.8 billion, has more than 975 stores in 45 states. For more information, visit Lowes.com/Habitat.
About Clear Channel Entertainment
Clear Channel Entertainment, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the away-from-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 130 live entertainment venues, including nearly 100 in North America and more than 30 in Europe. In 2003, 69 million people attended approximately 32,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; museum exhibitions, and specialized sports and motor sports events. In addition, the company’s independently operated athlete representation business, SFX, provides management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world’s top professional athletes. Clear Channel Entertainment also provides marketing services through LIVE Channel, a company dedicated to creating and executing live events for companies seeking brand promotion. Clear Channel Entertainment operates throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com and www.clearchannel.com.
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