WATCH: FOR KING + COUNTRY Online Concert Raises $150K for Convoy of Hope's Work With Refugees in Eastern Europe
Multi-Grammy-winning duo FOR KING + COUNTRY has helped raise more than $150k for Convoy Of Hope's ongoing efforts aiding Ukrainian refugees in Eastern Europe last week via a live, online performance titled What Are We Waiting For?/The Worldwide Special.
Filmed in the Mojave Desert in California, the concert featured new material from the group's recent hit album, What Are We Waiting For? and aired on March 24 across multiple platforms including Facebook and YouTube with a text-to-give opportunity for fans.
"Convoy of Hope is incredibly blessed by this partnership with FOR KING + COUNTRY. I truly appreciate Joel and Luke's hearts for the work that Convoy of Hope does and their desire to relieve the suffering of Ukrainians," said Convoy President and Founder Hal Donaldson. "The money they have helped, and continue to help raise, will bring much-needed relief to people inside Ukraine and refugees in the countries surrounding it."
Through partners across Europe, Convoy of Hope is providing shelter, food, water, hygiene kits and other necessities to Ukrainian refugees in seven Eastern European countries, as well as those still in Ukraine. As the war continues to displace women, children and elderly individuals, Convoy of Hope has teams on the ground working to bring emergency relief.
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator since 2002. Convoy of Hope has served more than 193 million people since it was founded in 1994. For more information, please visit convoyofhope.org.
FOR KING + COUNTRY is one of the music industry's most respected and decorated duos. Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone have won four GRAMMY Awards, seven GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, 13 K-LOVE Fan Awards, and their nine No. 1 songs have produced an astonishing 1.8 billion career streams. The RIAA Platinum-selling act's live show has been hailed as a must-see concert event that continues to wow sold-out crowds whether in the U.S.A, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, or New Zealand. FOR KING + COUNTRY's most recent album, the RIAA Gold certified Burn The Ships debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and has since propelled the duo to five consecutive No. 1 songs including "joy.," "TOGETHER (feat. Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly)," and the 11-week platinum smash "God Only Knows." The global hitmakers have collaborated with a diverse list of artists including the legendary Dolly Parton, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Timbaland, amongst others. Joel and Luke Smallbone are committed to numerous philanthropic efforts focused on human trafficking, children in need, as well as numerous programs in support of the arts. For more information about FOR KING + COUNTRY, go to: forkingandcountry.com
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