NEEDTOBREATHE and Thomas Rhett Raise $1.4 Million for the Poor in East Africa and Central America


NEEEDTOBREATHE raised raised over $1.4 million at their NEEDTOBREATHE & Friends One Night Only Supporting OneWorld Health in Nashville, TN last month.  The money eill go to provide sustainable, affordable, and accessible healthcare in East Africa and Central America.  The guys took the stage at the legendary Country Music Hall of Fame, joined by country superstar and friend Thomas Rhett, for an exclusive Saturday night gig, dinner, drinks, and auction.  

This event brings NEEDTOBREATHE's fundraising total to nearly $6.5 million since the inception of their partnership with OneWorld Health and For Others. They have also joined forces with For Others as the official charity partner for their 38-date Into The Mystery Tour across the U.S. NEEDTOBREATHE donated $1 from each ticket sold to the organization, which endeavors to address the country's foster care crisis. Additionally, fans utilized the "text to donate" functionality during the show to contribute. In total, over $1.1 million was generated in support of For Others. ​​

"Our band has always aimed to do more than make music and play shows," says lead singer and songwriter Bear Rinehart. "We have always felt we have a responsibility to use our platform as a vehicle for change - acknowledging the power of music throughout history to bring people together and do good for others. We are blown away by our fans' support of these initiatives and incredibly humbled by the work we have been able to do together." 

This week, the band proudly presented both organizations with checks. 

NEEDTOBREATHE's latest studio album Into The Mystery is available physically and digitally now via Elektra Records HERE. The album was released in July, and debuted in the Top 10 across three Billboard charts.

About OneWorld Health 

A non-profit based in Charleston, S.C., OneWorld Health has worked side by side with communities in need for 12 years to better understand the challenges of access and quality in healthcare across the globe-and help ensure that your birth country does not determine your ability to access basic healthcare. We build and operate inpatient and outpatient care facilities, providing high-quality, affordable medical care to impoverished communities. From inception, each project is carefully planned to ensure that every dollar invested will create a long-term impact in the community. Since our founding, we've established 14 healthcare facilities in Uganda, Nicaragua, and Honduras that treat more than 120,000 patients annually with clinical services ranging from primary care to emergency surgery. To learn more, go to  

About For Others

For Others is a movement dedicated to solving America's foster care crisis in our lifetime. They mobilize the best-in-class organizations, community partners and care providers to holistically address the needs of America's vulnerable children. For Others identifies local partners to address each facet of the crisis to strengthen families in crisis, support families in need, and shepherd every child to a safe and permanent home. With a national presence, For Others partners with thousands of individuals from musicians to football teams to teachers to families to churches. They close the gap between children-in-need and capable care providers through raising awareness, maximizing resources, and mobilizing communities. To learn more, go to

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