3 Doors Down Helping Homeless Veterans Gain a ‘Better Life’
3 Doors Down are at it once again. Through their Better Life Foundation charity, entertaining U.S. troops overseas and advertising for the National Guard, 3DD have done as much for charity and the military as they have to bring back Southern rock back to the mainstream.
The band’s latest charity work is in West Los Angeles, where they have been teaming with the Home Depot Foundation, the Mission Continues charity and local volunteers to refurbish the exterior grounds of New Directions. A nonprofit organization, New Directions provides a variety of services for homeless veterans recovering from mental illness, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues. It runs its residential program out of the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center.
“We’ve had a long connection with the military and the troops, so this was just another way to get involved,” guitarist Matt Roberts tells Noisecreep. “The hope is that our fans learn about what we’re doing and try and to help out too. We’re having a great time working with the Home Depot Foundation on this.”
Also, between Sept. 11 and Nov. 11 of this year, $1 for every copy of 3 Doors Down’s ‘Time of My Life’ album purchased from Home Depot’s website will be donated to support the Home Depot Foundation’s veterans’ housing initiatives as part of the Celebration of Service promotion.
Three cheers for 3 Doors Down!