Jun 16 2011
by Brande Jackson
We are very proud to be back out with Brad Paisley on his H20 Tour again this year. Our first stops in Virginia Beach, Hartford and Cleveland were a hug success; we talked to lots and lots of country fans about the importance of clean water. As always, we were impressed by how engaged fans were in our project, and how eager they were to help. Our first three shows were a big success, and we are very excited about the remaining dates over the course of the summer.
Like last year, we are also using our work with Brad to provide unique volunteer opportunities for those interested in this issue. By volunteering, you are not only contributing to your community (and getting a free Brad Paisley show as a thank you!) but demonstrating first hand the idea that a ‘small drop can make a big ripple’! To learn more about volunteering and to get signed up, visit:
We also made a stop at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this year as well. We were joined by a stellar team of 7 volunteers: Slidana, Jason, Jeff, Sarah, Krystina, Ralph and Audoin. Our team worked very hard in the infamous Bonnaroo dust and sun to educate Bonnaroo fans about why clean water is so important, and what role they can play in bringing it to those who lack it. By the end of the dusty weekend, we had talked to over to 500 Bonnaroo attendees about this important issue, and raised money that will go towards a new well building project - something Bonnaroo fans can be very proud of!
In the months ahead, we’ll be making stops in Texas, Darien Lakes, Chicago, Tampa, DC, Philly and many other cities. We’re always looking for some volunteer support; visit the Water = Hope website to learn more.