The Rock Band Daughtry boosts Habitat for Humanity’s response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma
ATLANTA (Sept. 18, 2017)—Rock band Daughtry is making a major contribution to Habitat Hammers Back, the initiative effort helping to repair and rebuild in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The band is donating $50,000 and is encouraging their fans to contribute as well.
View Daughtry’s video asking fans to join them in supporting Habitat’s hurricane recovery efforts.
“We’ve been struck by the images coming out of Texas and Florida after these two devastating storms,” said Chris Daughtry, lead singer of the band. “The destruction is enormous, but so is the love and compassion we’ve seen with people helping each other out. Habitat for Humanity is already on the ground helping folks assess damage, dig out and repair their homes. We’re making a donation to Habitat, and we’d like to ask you to join us by visiting habitat.org/hurricanes to make a contribution today.”
Working through its local offices as well as by deploying trained Disaster Corps volunteers, Habitat conducts rapid assessments of storm damage and helps clean out homes damaged by winds and floodwaters. Habitat’s long-term post-disaster recovery efforts include repair of damaged homes and construction of new affordable homes. Construction plans are determined after evaluations and are dependent on the level of support received from donors, volunteers, corporate partners and other community organizations.
Habitat has been responding to disasters since 1997 and to date has helped more than 230,000 families in 52 countries through its disaster response work. Following Hurricane Katrina, Habitat organizations along the Gulf Coast built more than 6,000 homes and removed debris and cleaned more than 2,500 homes in preparation for rehabilitation. Habitat also mounted responses to Superstorm Sandy, tornadoes through the South and Midwest, and earthquakes and typhoons overseas.
More information on Habitat for Humanity’s response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma can be found at habitat.org/hurricanes.
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity
Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity (VVHFH) was founded in 1995. We work in partnership with God, community and qualified low income families in need to build simple, decent, affordable housing. The houses are sold to partnering families or individuals at no profit and with low interest charged. Partner families repay Verde Valley Habitat through a 20-30 year mortgage. For more information about the affiliate or how to support our important efforts, visit vvhabitat.org.