Chris Daughtry will be teaming up with DC Entertainment for the We Can Be Heroes giving campaign to raise money for – and awareness of – the worst hunger crisis in 60 years in the Horn of Africa. Daughtry will act as an ambassador for the campaign, announcing his new role during a concert in LA on May 30th before performing a new We Can Be Heroes version of “Rescue Me.” The new “Rescue Me” version will be available soon on iTunes, and all net proceeds from its sale will go to the We Can Be Heroes campaign.
“Chris Daughtry is not only a true comics fan, but he has a real passion for helping others, which makes him a perfect partner for We Can Be Heroes,” stated Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment. “We are excited to have such an influential advocate helping raise awareness for this initiative.”
“I have been a fan of DC Comics’ Justice League characters, especially Batman, since I was young and am thrilled to be working with DC Entertainment on their We Can Be Heroes charitable campaign,” said Chris Daughtry. “The countries in the Horn of Africa are facing the worst drought in 60 years, causing a severe hunger crisis. We Can Be Heroes is doing its part to help fight this crisis and I feel honored to be a part of this campaign.”
More on the We Can Be Heroes Campaign [Courtesy of DC Entertainment]:
We Can Be Heroes utilizes the iconic Justice League to help raise awareness and funds for three humanitarian aid organizations working in Africa – Save the Children, International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps – who are delivering aid to the over 9 million people in need of critical assistance in the Horn. DC Entertainment is matching up to $1 million in total donations, and 50 percent of the purchase price from We Can Be Heroes products is going directly to saving lives.
Source: DC Entertainment