Sanctus Real wants to do their part to help those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey, and they are asking for your help, too. On Friday, the band announced it is offering the upcoming single, "Changed," to fans two weeks early in hopes to raise money to directly help the families and community of Rockport, Texas. The band was originally scheduled to perform in Rockport at Seafair on Oct. 15.
"Watching a town we are scheduled to perform in later this fall get hit by Hurricane Harvey caused us to want to find a way to help immediately," Sanctus Real's Chris Rohman said. "In the midst of such tragedy, we thought that offering our song 'Changed' would be a great way to encourage others that any amount, no matter how big or small, can make an impact for a town like Rockport, Texas. We hope ... giving away a not-yet-released song can help encourage our audience to give to such a needed cause."
"Changed" is officially scheduled to release Sept. 12.
To receive "Changed," as well as the band's current single "Safe In My Father's Arms," visit SanctusReal.com
. Every amount donated, whether big or small, will go straight to the people of Rockport.
Find out more by visiting the town's website
, which features all of the latest information about their relief efforts, a Go Fund Me page, as well as letters from the city's mayor.
Forming in 1996, Ohio-based Sanctus Real has seen major success over their 20-year career, earning two Grammy Award nominations, a GMA Dove Award and six GMA Dove nominations. With a total of seven studio albums released, Sanctus Real has accumulated eight No. 1 and eight top five singles on multiple Christian radio formats. To date, the band's total digital track sales exceed 1 million, with more than 700,000 career album sales, 4.5 million-plus views on YouTube, and thousands of days clocked on the road touring all over the world. They have toured with established artists including Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, Skillet, Newsboys and Tenth Avenue North.