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Green River Ordinance tours for charity

Hearing about band's using their fame to support good causes always warms the heart. Green River Ordinance are the latest taking the helm to raise money for charitable organizations. On the band's new website, www.thehopegros.com, the band are offering 10 rare songs that you can download to help hand-picked charities. Green River Ordinance are hoping to raise more than $100,000 for the groups by the end of 2010. Read more about the organizations they are trying to help as well as a list of tour dates after the jump.

The charities:

Geoff Ice (bass) - www.charitywater.org “We take for granted our basic daily needs, and it confounds me that with how far we have advanced with technology agriculture and resources that there are still 1 out of 6 people with out sanitary drinking water.”

Joshua Wilkerson (guitar) – www.autismspeaks.org “I was inspired by a close family friend's son who was born with autism. Today, 1 in 110 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. However, if treated at an early age, many individuals are able to lead more productive and independent lives.”

Denton Hunker (drums) – www.freedomisnotfree.com “It’s a big deal to me every day our servicemen and women are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for mine and other American’s freedom--someone they don't even know. This organization aides wounded service members, their families, and the families of the fatally wounded.”

Josh Jenkins (vocals, guitar, piano) - www.ijm.org “A good friend told me about International Justice Mission—it’s about trying to stop human trafficking and other forms of violent oppression faced by the global poor. Every year human trafficking has an estimated revenue of 5-9 billion dollars. IJM is group of lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals who team up with local governments to provide rescue and relief for the victim, and ensure justice for the perpetrator in local courts.”

Jamey Ice (guitar) - www.nuruinternational.org “I support Nuru because they are pushing back the darkness in a powerful way, by tackling poverty at its root. They work to eradicate extreme poverty by holistically empowering rural communities to achieve self-sufficiency by focusing on agriculture, water/sanitation, healthcare, education and small business development.”

Green River Ordinance tour dates:
04/11 - Birmingham, AL - Work Play Theatre
04/13 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
04/15-19 - VH1 Best Cruise Ever
04/24 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
04/26 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
04/27 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
04/28 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
04/30 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
05/01 - Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan
05/03 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
05/04 - Modesto, CA - The State Theatre Of Modesto
05/06 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
07/23 - Louisville, KY - Churchill Downs
08/05 - Rock Springs, WY - Sweetwater Co. Fairgrounds
08/22 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa St. Fairgrounds
08/30 - Cottleville, MO - St Charles County Community

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