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JARS OF CLAY, K-LOVE AND AIR 1 PARTNER FOR BLOOD:WATER MISSION RADIO-THON
Posted June 21, 2010

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jacquelyn Luttrell
Phone: 615-261-6500
Email: pr@pmgsonymusic.com

JARS OF CLAY, K-LOVE AND AIR 1 PARTNER
FOR BLOOD:WATER MISSION RADIO-THON


Band Took To The Airwaves For Day-Long Fundraising Effort June 8; Raised More Than $860,000 in Effort to Complete 1,000 Wells Project


(Nashville, Tenn.) June 21, 2010 ñ Multi-Platinum and three-time GRAMMYÆ Award-winning band Jars of Clay, long ambitious in its plans for its charitable organization, Blood:Water Mission, recently teamed up with K-LOVE and Air 1 radio networks to raise the necessary funds and awareness to complete Blood:Water Missionís 1000 Wells Project, which was launched in 2005.

The band joined forces with K-LOVE and Air 1 for a day-long Well Done Campaign radio-thon Tuesday, June 8, and raised over $860,000 for Blood:Water Mission. These donations will fund the construction of 95 water projects, leaving the organization only 15 shy of its 1000-well goal. In 2005, Jars of Clay and K-LOVE conducted a similar event to launch Blood:Water Missionís 1000 Wells Project which helps provide access to clean water to communities in sub-Saharan Africa. With the completion of that campaign in sight, the groups convened again to help get that project to the finish line and set up teh charity's next phase of operation.

Jars of Clay front man Dan Haseltine reflects, "This was one of the most amazing displays of generosity I have experienced. It is hard to imagine that a single day of radio can turn into clean water for thousands of Africans. This will save so many lives!"

Throughout the day, Jars of Clay shared the stories of individuals they have met through the years in sub-Saharan Africa: stories of dignity, hope, and truth, stories of communities impacted because of the generous support of donors around the world.

About Blood:Water Mission
Blood:Water Mission is a grassroots organization that empowers communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crisis. Founded by the band, Jars of Clay, Blood:Water Mission began as a call to personalize the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. The members of the band were committed to share the often-untold stories: those of creative, compassionate, hard-working Africans bringing health, hope and healing into their respective communities.

About Jars of Clay:
Jars of Clay, made up of members Dan Haseltine (vocals), Charlie Lowell (keyboards), Steve Mason (guitars), and Matt Odmark (guitars), has sold more than six million albums, won three GRAMMYS, headlined thousands of sold-out shows and festivals, and successfully launched the Blood:Water Mission, a non-profit organization promoting clean blood and water in Africa. Since the bandís debut single, ìFlood,î astonishingly topped both the mainstream and CCM charts, Jars of Clay has built an extraordinary career based on the uncompromising integrity of its music, worldview, and humanitarianism.


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