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NEWSBOYS AND COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL PARTNER TO BRING CLEAN WATER TO THE PEOPLE OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Proceeds From "The Born Again Experience" Spring Tour Will Go To Provide Clean Water In Santo Domingo Community




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NEWS SOURCE: Vining Media
March 10, 2011

Nashville, TN - March 10, 2011 - When the Newsboys see a need, they do what they can do to help in any way possible. Discovering the desperate need for clean water in the Dominican Republic, Newsboys, along with the dedicated support of Compassion International, are helping to supply a water filtration system in the Dominican Republic.

It is reported that 80% of disease is caused by unclean water, and according to the United Nations Development Program, "almost two million children die each year for the lack of clean water and adequate sanitation." The Dominican Republic is directly affected by this issue, as research has found that the water in most of its provinces is not suitable for consumption.

With the partnership of Newsboys and Compassion, a water purification system plan has been developed for the poor community of Santo Domingo located in the Dominican Republic. Thanks to this relationship between Newsboys and Compassion and others on "The Born Again Experience" tour, proceeds will go directly towards building the filtration system.

Newsboys' very own Duncan Phillips was joined by Carlos Whittaker last week as they visited this community to see this problem first hand, and to see where the well will be built. See a video of Duncan talking about this partnership with Compassion here.

"When you come to a place like Santo Domingo, you understand it is a life and death struggle to get fresh, clean water," Phillips shares. "For these people, it's a daily expedition [to get clean water]. Newsboys and Compassion have commited to put in a water filtration system, and when you partner with us and purchase the VIP ticket on 'The Born Again Experience,' you directly affect clean water for a community."

Announced in January, the Newsboys' 25-city "The Born Again Experience" spring tour will bring the message of "A Night For The City To Serve The City." Redefining the live show experience, Newsboys plan to get audiences on their feet while offering the evening's mission to offer hope, service and compassion to the community, for one another and for those in need. Each night of the tour hopes to bring a true partnership of service with the city for the city.

Newsboys will be joined on the tour by Kutless, Disciple, Carlos Whittaker, and special guest speaker Bob Lenz. For more information, please visit Newsboys.com.

All photos courtesy of Brian Crow

ABOUT Newsboys: This GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning band has achieved what few artists have in their lifetime, selling almost 7 million units, garnering five Gold albums and 26 #1 radio hits. Since Newsboys’ 2010 CD release of Born Again, their 15th studio project, its first week out was the largest street week of their careers by selling an astounding 45,311 units and hitting #4 on Billboard's overall chart. Its self-titled single topped the charts for weeks, having more than 7.47 million impressions to date, and the second single, "Way Beyond Myself," made history by garnering the most adds at Christian CHR radio in a single reporting period.

The anticipated March 29th expanded version of Born Again: Miracles Edition features all 12 songs from the original July release, plus 4 remixes of: “Miracles,” "Mighty To Save," “Way Beyond Myself” and "Born Again." This exclusive CD, a collector’s item with its unique High Definition 3-D cover, also includes the brand-new “Miracles” music video along with the songs “I’ll Be,” “Give Me To You,” “Glorious,” and “We Remember,” the tunes that were originally available only as part of Born Again’s digital deluxe version. To see Newsboys' brand new music video for their single "Miracles" and find out more about the band, visit Newsboys.com.

ABOUT Compassion International: Compassion International is the world's largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1 million children in 26 of the world's poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works holistically through local churches to address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children - enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating—four stars—for nine consecutive years, placing Compassion in the top one percent of all charities. Compassion.com.



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