BY ANDY DOERSCHUK
Platinum-selling band One Direction has toured the globe, selling out stadiums packed with cheering supporters, and now fans have the chance to win the drum kit seen by millions on stage while helping fight extreme poverty in Rwanda through Food For The Hungry’s “The Hardest Places” sweepstakes.
One Direction’s drummer Josh Devine has donated his Mapex Saturn IV drum kit, featured in the films This Is Us and Up All Night: The Live Tour, to help raise money for Food For The Hungry’s life-changing work in Nyagihanga, Rwanda. With 100 percent of proceeds going to meet the immediate needs of those in the community, fans can enter the sweepstakes here by donating one dollar or more until December 31, 2016.
“This will probably be the best thing you ever do. I promise,” Devine said of supporting Food For The Hungry’s efforts.
After learning about the organization’s impactful mission, Devine sponsored a Rwandan child named Evaride, with monthly financial gifts helping pull Evaride and his community out of extreme poverty. Devine recently traveled to Rwanda, where he met Evaride and his family for the first time.
Deeply moved by the experience, Devine chose to become a Food For The Hungry ambassador to the community of Nyagihanga, Rwanda, which has many needs, such as adequate school facilities, including proper kitchens and bathrooms, healthy water systems, and better farming practices.