Switchfoot, Relient K, Ruth Raise Over $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity

Published: 2007-12-19
Since concluding their Appetite for Construction Tour on December 3, Switchfoot, Relient K, and Ruth have collectively raised over $100,000 in ticket sales which will go directly back to local Habitat affiliates in each of the 34 tour markets.

"[Our fans have bought] a lot of tickets and CDs and T-shirts and stickers and you leave a tour with those sorts of numbers and people say that's a successful tour. I disagree. That doesn't mean anything," says Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman in an interview with the Charleston Daily Mail. "I want us to have a touring history that has impacted people in other ways than selling them a product. To plug them into an amazing organization like Habitat is an honor. For us it's a chance to donate more than money...if people can't donate money, they can still use their hands to help."

Inspired by Habitat for Humanity, co-headliners Switchfoot and Relient K also wrote a song for this tour, "Rebuild," which they performed together each night of the tour. The song continues to inspire fans to the charitable work as Switchfoot offers the song for free on its website, www.switchfoot.com/rebuild, asking fans to donate time or funds to Habitat for Humanity.

Writer: Soul Shine Staff

    Photo:Switchfoot's Tim Foreman

 

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