Country music superstar, Brad Paisley, and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, have lent their voices and finances to a very special cause for those in need. “Live Beyond,” led by Dr. David and Laurie Vanderpool, is a local nonprofit with a mission that reaches around the world. The “Live Beyond…Thirst” initiative provides clean water for households throughout Thomazeau, Haiti, a very poor suburb of Port au Prince. Volunteer teams go monthly to the region to assist in this project as well as offering aid to the people.
Brad and Kimberly have been motivated by the Vanderpool’s passion and are joining them by supporting “Live Beyond…Thirst” both financially and also as volunteers. “Live Beyond…Thirst” is targeting establishment of 100 clean water collection sites as a foundation for improved community heath and disease prevention. The Paisley’s welcome country fans to join them in the effort by presenting “The Paisley Challenge.” Go to bradpaisley.com to donate to the water project.
“Going to Haiti really opened my eyes to the plight of these hundreds of thousands of people–many of them mothers, fathers, and children–who are our neighbors. With Live Beyond…Thirst, we can help give them a basic human necessity they have never had: Clean water. I want to show them they are not forgotten,” Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
“Live Beyond…Thirst” will be featured as a cover story of The Tennessean’s Portfolio section this Sunday. http://blogs.tennessean.com so make sure to check out what it’s all about and see why the family believes in it so strongly. Is there a cause that you support as a volunteer or through donations?