Nashville, TN – Members of GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Switchfoot recently traded their instruments for gardening tools while volunteering their time at Las Vegas non-profit, City Impact Center. The band worked alongside SOS Radio listeners to weed, beautify and replant several garden beds in City Impact Center’s Urban Garden. The Urban Garden is used to teach students how to plant, grow and harvest fruit and vegetables while also teaching economic skills.
Watch Switchfoot members being a light and giving back before a show at Mandalay Bay:
Switchfoot has always cared about bringing hope to your family and neighborhood, and when the opportunity to partner with SOS Radio in Las Vegas came up to make a difference in the community, the band did not hesitate. The band’s song – “The World You Want” (download “The World You Want” here) – from Switchfoot’s most recent album, Fading West, inspires all of us to see the everyday opportunities in our own home and our own neighborhoods. Like the lyrics say, “You change the world, every day you’re alive.”
Listen to the Official Audio Version of “The World You Want” by Switchfoot:
The effort was a perfect example of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s Faith Initiative Program that kicked off in 2012. The goal of this initiative is to empower change in the city of Las Vegas through volunteers and faith based groups to accomplish great things in the city by working together. Local ABC News Channel 13 correspondent Beth Fisher was on site to cover the story which was featured as part of their ongoing Positively Las Vegas series. See the story here.
Switchfoot later took the stage for the Friday, July 9 tour date to a sellout crowd at Mandalay Bay as they tour the country alongside NEEDTOBREATHE, Drew Holcomb and Colony House as part of Tour de Compadres.
About City Impact Center
City Impact’s Mission is to impact communities by providing on site access to programs, education, housing and wellness organizations that ensure citizens, young and old, can live productive, healthy and whole lives. City Impact is a 70,000 square ft. campus that helps people of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of areas. City Impact provides programs including: Impact Urban Night School, Urban Garden, Food Pantry, Senior Housing, Medical assistance for Adults and Kids, Urban Center/Job Help of Las Vegas for Veterans Outreach and home to the Innovation International Charter School. // www.cicnv.org
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