Continuing the efforts of Unite The United, the charitable foundation created by VANS WARPED TOUR® and Taste Of Chaos Tour founder Kevin Lyman, the VANS WARPED TOUR® will partner with the Volunteer Center of Southwest Louisiana in an effort to help with the rebuilding and restoring process for victims of last year’s hurricanes. Lyman explains the reason for creating Unite The United, noting: “Our mission is to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and lifestyle worlds to come together through charitable contributions and volunteer efforts in order to work toward a positive change in our national community.”
On June 29–a tour “off day” between the Atlanta and Houston shows–band members and crew from the VANS WARPED TOUR as well as others who would like to contribute to the cause will come together to help the community of Cameron Parish in Southwest Louisiana. The anticipated 500-600 volunteers will work closely with the homeowners during this 6-8 hour work day and will be treated to Cajun food, humor and music throughout the day from locals who are proud, happy, eager and thankful for the support.
The work detail for Cameron Parish includes debris removal from yards and home sites, as well as rebuilding of existing pieces of structures. In addition, renovation projects–while not plentiful due to the amount of destruction in the area–include painting, repaneling, electrical work, plumbing work, installing windows and doors and roofing. In the days leading up to this volunteer event, the Volunteer Center of Southwest Louisiana is looking for equipment donations to help with the rebuilding process.
To make a tax deductible donation to the Unite the United Foundation: Please contact Laura Murphy at: firstname.lastname@example.org