Salvation Army Greater Houston
After overcoming homelessness, Billy Dorsey wanted to use his influence to help others to get off the streets. He and his record label thebridgelife partnered with Emmy-Award winning host Deborah Duncan of Great Day Houston (KHOU 11) News, and KHOU's charity partner, The Salvation Army of Greater Houston to create a project entitled The Safest Place. The purpose of the project was to use music to put a public face to homelessness and to help raise funds for the cause. thebridgelife and Deborah Duncan met with 5 families who have been helped by The Salvation Army to overcome homelessness, and Billy wrote 5 songs, one based on the journey of each family. Recording artists were selected to sing each of the songs, and the album was produced at Wire Road Studios in Houston, TX.
Great Day Houston then featured 5 episodes in December 2019 with Deborah talking with the families whose stories of overcoming homelessness inspired the songs, and each episode ended with a performance of one of the songs from The Safest Place album. During each episode, the Red Kettle Challenge was prominently displayed, and viewers were encouraged to donate to help get families off of the streets. People who went to the provided link to donate immediately received a free download for the single, "A Safe Place to Fall Apart," from The Safest Place album. This initiative, along with the annual Salvation Army Benefit Luncheon, collectively raised more than $2,000,000 for the cause.
The full album and documentary of the making of the album are scheduled to be released in late April (pending lifting of Stay at Home order).
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