Scotty McCreery has just been named Natioonal Goodwill Embassador of the 12.14 Foundation- in honor of the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook.
The foundation is dedicated to employing the the performing arts as a healing mechanism in the wake of the horrific shootings, with the mission of building a landmark and a world-class performing arts centre in Newtown in memory of those lost on 12.14.12.
As the Ambassador, McCreery will play an active role in promoting the Foundation's arts programming, supporting its fundraising efforts and building awareness around the organization's plans to build the center.
“I’m honored to support the 12.14 foundation, and greatly admire both the mission and work of this remarkable organization," Scotty said. He continued, "As a songwriter and performer, I know that music can bring hope and inspiration to those struggling to overcome great advertisty. I will do everything I can to help communinities affected by tragedy to heal and gain strength through the work of the 12.14 Foundation."
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