The Needtobreathe OneWorld Health center in Tola, a region of Nicaragua where thousands live in extreme poverty and lack access to affordable medical care, has been funded entirely by the band’s touring donations, plus proceeds from ticket sales, an annual golf tournament and auction, and out of fans’ own pockets. “Health is the basis of everything,” said band co-leader Bear Rinehart. “Malaria, dysentery, these are problems that can be fixed. They have an answer. Our goal is to use music as a permanent platform for good.”

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