Jackson's Got Talent funds 12 homes in the Philippines

(Jackson, Wyo.) - In a quarterly update, Habitat for Humanity Philippines shared the impact of the 2014 Jackson’s Got Talent fundraising effort, stating 12 homes were built in Barangay Kawayan, Tacloban City, Philippines as a result of the $57,000 raised through last year’s event. Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area Development Manager, Carter Callaway, hopes the impact of last year’s event will pave the way for a successful second year event. “Our event last year was a great success thanks in large part to the hard work and the passion of our International Engagement committee. The same committee members are back this year, which speaks volumes to the meaningfulness of the cause this event seeks to raise money for. Between the committee’s energy and hard work, the enthusiasm of this year’s participants, and the outpouring of community support to date, I have no doubt that we will meet and exceed last year’s achievements.” As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area is required to tithe 10 percent of unrestricted funds to help fund important projects across the globe. The Jackson’s Got Talent event, created by the International Engagement committee, is a way to fulfill the tithe by bringing together the community to raise money and awareness to aid in rebuilding homes in largely disaster-stricken areas. “It is a fun and festive night and it is truly special to see the community of Jackson Hole join together to help make a difference in the lives of people on a worldwide level,” said Callaway. This year’s Jackson’s Got Talent event will bring together 12 talented musicians, singers and performers to showcase their talents in an effort to raise funds to build homes in Nepal that were damaged by the recent earthquake. All revenue for Jackson’s Got Talent generated through corporate sponsorships, ticket sales, votes and guest donations will go directly to the Habitat for Humanity Nepalese relief efforts. The twelve competitors will perform in front of a panel of local judges, including Mark Bradley, Kit DesLauriers and Mark ‘Fish’ Fishman and will be joined by Master of Ceremonies, Tony Horton, the creator of the best-selling fitness program in America, P90X®. Jackson’s Got Talent will take place on December 11 from 6-9pm at Hotel Terra. Tickets are currently on sale for $100 per person (table seating), $75 per person (standing cocktail tables) and are available to purchase at *Feature Photo: 2014 Jackson's Got Talent. h/t Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news