Sawyer Brown has partnered with world-renowned child advocacy organization, Compassion International, to fight child poverty around the world. The band hopes to inspire fans to sponsor children through Compassion International and will travel with the organization in early 2012 to see the work they are a part of first-hand.
“I always want to be a good steward of the many blessings God has given me,” Mark Miller, lead singer for Sawyer Brown, said. “Being involved with Compassion International will give me the opportunity to give back.”
Compassion International is the world’s largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Formed in 1952, Compassion has served more than 1.2 million children in 26 of the world’s poorest countries and works with churches to address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children.
“The guys of Sawyer Brown are known for their big hearts, throughout the country music industry and around the world,” Zane King, Artist Relations Regional Director for Compassion International, said. “What a privilege to have them as part of our Compassion team.”
“Sawyer Brown has always been known for its ability to energize an audience,” Todd Stewart of Compassion International said. “If anybody can motivate people to help eradicate world poverty, Sawyer Brown can.”
Sawyer Brown is the latest country act to partner with Compassion International since the organization reached out to country music earlier this year. Hee Haw star Lulu Roman, John Berry, Marty Raybon, Buddy Jewell, Jeff Bates, The Lunabelles, and bluegrass duo The Roys also work with the organization.