April 11, 2018
Something extra special is happening this year- as people all over the world are signing up for the 10th Anniversary of Well Aware’s ‘Shower Strike’ and Austin-based rock band, Saints of Valory, wants to be sure they do their part to raise money for the cause.
Well Aware is an international award-winning nonprofit that provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa and around the world. During their Shower Strike campaign, held from April 22nd -29th, ‘Strikers’ vow not to shower until they meet their fundraising goal. To date nearly $1 million dollars has been raised to bring clean water to communities in Africa.
“We had the privilege of joining the Well Aware team for a trip to east Africa in 2016. Our goal was to interact with the children through music. We were able to meet with the kids from a community called Daaba Juu.” shared Saints band member, Gavin Jasper. “We brought buckets and drum sticks into the classroom where we had a drum circle and taught them our song ‘Escapades’ [soon to be released] which we had written for this trip. Almost two years later, we heard from Well Aware team members that the kids from Daaba Juu are still singing our song. That for us is the most impactful part of that journey.’
Not only will the band ‘strike’ themselves but they have challenged local student groups including McCallum, Lake Travis, Vandegrift, Spilled Milk Social Club and Hyde Park Baptist to compete to win a private party and performance hosted by the band for the group that raises the most during their strike.
To meet members of the band and learn more about the work of Well Aware join the 10th Annual Shower Strike Happy Hour, April 27th, 6:00pm -9:00pm at Highball, 120 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas, 78704
To sign up to participate in their annual Shower Strike campaign, please visit: www.wellawareworld.org or www.showerstrike.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact Person: Christine Pollei
Company Name: Well Aware
Voice Phone Number: 512-970-3460
Email Address: Christine@WellAwareWorld.org