More than 700,000 people in Africa are drinking clean water today thanks to multi-platinum Christian band Jars of Clay.
The group recently met their goal of providing clean water to 1,000 African communities through the organization they founded, Blood:Water Mission, and its 1,000 Wells Project.
They’re celebrating the milestone with a benefit concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on May 10.
“When we started out, it was kind of a lofty goal,” lead singer Dan Haseltine said in a recent interview.
Over five years, they ended up raising nearly $7 million for water and sanitation projects as well as hygiene training, and they made multiple trips to Africa to see the progress firsthand.
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