Our West Palm Beach event on February 20, 2016 supports the amazing work of Wells Of Life, in the mission of digging clean water wells in Uganda where every 21 seconds, a child dies simply from drinking contaminated water.
NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated rock ‘n’ roll band, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions and faith of their upbringing in the Deep South. Made up of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), as well as Seth Bolt (bass, vocals) and Josh Lovelace (keyboards, vocals), the band first signed to Atlantic/Word Records in 2005. The career to follow would include four full length studio albums, chart-topping/cross-genre success, and multiple headlining tours. The band’s critically acclaimed fifth studio album, Rivers In the Wasteland made a remarkable debut upon its release last year, entering Billboard’s “Top Rock Albums” chart and “Top Alternative Albums” chart at #1 in addition to a #3 charting overall on the Billboard 200.
In 2015, the band enjoyed some of their greatest success yet, earning nominations at both the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards and 2015 Billboard Music Awards and seeing their latest single “Brother (feat. Gavin DeGraw)” climb the Top 20 at Hot AC radio. National TV appearances on this album cycle alone include performances on “Good Morning America,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Conan,” “CBS This Morning Saturday,” and “NBC’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade special.”
We believe clean drinking water is a basic human right for all people. We view the lack of water as the taproot of poverty in the developing world. By providing water to communities, we have seen a measurable step towards sustainable living, a decrease in water-borne illness, a 50% decrease in infant mortality, and the opportunity of schooling for children, especially girls and women.
Equally important is engaging our local youth by inspiring the act of service. With all of the distractions that lead them to things that do not serve them, being of service increases their empathy, humanity, and in effect is healing to areas of their own lives that are lacking. Our youth have the opportunity to make a huge difference, to use their time, talent and treasures, and to inspire their peers. Additionally, in sharing their experiences with their families, they strengthen the communication channels, build stronger bonds within the unit, and become champions of change.
When our local school children place a “well of life” in a community in Uganda, they’re able to see photos of the villagers they are serving. And, the people of Uganda are able to see the photos of the children who have so dramatically impacted their lives. Giving the gift of clean water is the most measurable act of service anyone can provide.