In an effort to support the Humane Society of the United States and Sidewalk Angels Foundation, musicians Rob Thomas, Chris Daughtry and Gavin DeGraw will present “Rock the House for Animals!” a livestream event next Thursday, April 30, featuring musical performances, interviews and appearances by special friends of Rob and Marisol Thomas.
The event, with a pre-show at 7 p.m. ET and the live concert from the musicians’ homes at 8 p.m. ET, will help the Humane Society of the United States, working together with Sidewalk Angels Foundation, to support critical work for all animals, including help for pets and their people who are impacted by COVID-19. The livestream will run on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.
Mars Petcare US, the world’s leading pet nutrition and health care business, has generously pledged to match the first $100,000 in funds raised during the concert.
In making the announcement, Thomas said, “Animals are everything to our family. We have two rescue dogs who are our life, and through our charity Sidewalk Angels Foundation we provide support to over 20 no-kill animal shelters and rescues across the US. This pandemic will not stop us from helping those who need us now more than ever. Marisol and I have partnered with the Humane Society of the United States for years and it’s always an honor to collaborate with them, especially now. My talented friends Gavin and Chris – also animal lovers – were thrilled to join this great event.”
Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, said, “What an incredibly generous and talented trio. We are beyond grateful to Rob Thomas, Chris Daughtry and Gavin DeGraw for stepping up for animals and the Humane Society of the United States, now and always. When the world is turned upside down by tragedy and fear, music and animals have the power to bring us all together.”
Daughtry added, “I am excited to work with Rob and Gavin and to support the Humane Society of the United States and Sidewalk Angels Foundation. It is deeply important for us to do what we can during this critical time and help support keeping animals with their families.”
DeGraw said, “My dog Buddy is everything to me. It is an honor to be invited to this party with Rob and Chris and for us to Rock the House for Animals together. Our pets love us unconditionally and deserve everything we can provide for them.”