Rock band Daughtry is making a major contribution to Habitat Hammers Back, Habitat For Humanity's initiative effort helping to repair and rebuild in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The band is donating $50,000 and is encouraging their fans to contribute as well.

Click here to view a message from the band encouraging fans to support Habitat for Humanity’s hurricane response effort

“We’ve been struck by the images coming out of Texas and Florida after these two devastating storms,” said Chris Daughtry, lead singer of the band. “The destruction is enormous, but so is the love and compassion we’ve seen with people helping each other out. Habitat for Humanity is already on the ground helping folks assess damage, dig out and repair their homes. We’re making a donation to Habitat, and we’d like to ask you to join us by visiting habitat.org/hurricanes to make a contribution today.”

Working through its local offices as well as by deploying trained Disaster Corps volunteers, Habitat conducts rapid assessments of storm damage and helps clean out homes damaged by winds and floodwaters. Habitat’s long-term post-disaster recovery efforts include repair of damaged homes and construction of new affordable homes. Construction plans are determined after evaluations and are dependent on the level of support received from donors, volunteers, corporate partners and other community organizations.

Habitat has been responding to disasters since 1997 and to date has helped more than 230,000 families in 52 countries through its disaster response work. Following Hurricane Katrina, Habitat organizations along the Gulf Coast built more than 6,000 homes and removed debris and cleaned more than 2,500 homes in preparation for rehabilitation. Habitat also mounted responses to Superstorm Sandy, tornadoes through the South and Midwest, and earthquakes and typhoons overseas.

More information on Habitat for Humanity’s response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma can be found at habitat.org/hurricanes.

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