Bands donate one dollar from each ticket sold to support simple, decent and affordable housing
AMERICUS, Ga. (Oct. 10, 2007) –Switchfoot and Reliant K, two of Christian rock’s most popular bands, are teaming up with Habitat for Humanity for the “Appetite for Construction” tour. The bands will donate $1 from each concert ticket sold to Habitat.
The “Appetite for Construction,” tour kicks off on Oct. 16 in Charleston, W.Va., and has stops in more than 30 U. S. cities. The partnership with Habitat for Humanity began when the bands were discussing ways to give back to the community and discovered they shared a mutual respect for the organization. Switchfoot put in a few hours of “sweat equity” last month when the band built with Habitat for Humanity in their hometown of San Diego.
“We are thrilled to have two of the most successful bands in the business supporting Habitat,” said Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford, who plans on thanking the bands in person when the tour stops in Atlanta Nov. 4. “One of the beauties about Habitat is that people can get involved on so many levels. You don’t have to have a hammer or a trowel in your hand to make a difference.”
“As evidenced by both Switchfoot and Reliant K, you can help to raise funds and awareness - an equally vital role in helping families secure the decent homes they need—on terms they can afford,” Reckford continued. “We’re so glad to benefit from the talents and compassion of all the band members, and I know we’ll reach more families as a result of this partnership.”
In the past four years, Switchfoot and Relient K have collectively scored five albums in the top 20 of the Billboard 200 and five No. 1 albums on billboard’s Christian music chart. Switchfoot has sold more than 1 million concert tickets worldwide since the 2003 release of its double-Platinum album, “Beautiful Letdown.”
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 225,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org .