The Revive Project is a not-for-profit album project designed to bring songs and music of life, love, and revival to a broken city in need and to help meet the physical needs of the poor, hungry, and forgotten in the city of Reading, Pennsylvania.
In November of 2010, Singer/Songwriters, Worship Leaders, and husband/wife duo, Dan & Lauren Smith, were inspired to give their next album back to the community where they helped plant their church. How? By giving away 100% of the profits back to those in need through the Berks Community Foundation.
By December, they wrote and recorded the theme song of the project “Awaken (Let the Whole World Sing)” in Nashville with producer, Stephen Gause (Derek Webb, Laura Story, Down Here).
In January, 2011 they kicked off their Kickstarter campaign to help fund the remainder of the worship album. After a successful campaign, they headed back down to Nashville in July to complete the record.
The album released on September 23rd of 2011 and has distributed for free or sold almost 5,000 copies. Dan and Lauren have also been using their opportunities in front of audiences to raise awareness about the troubles facing Reading and how Reading’s local communities can be a part of pulling her out of poverty.
Click on the “Vision” link above to read and learn more about the greater long-term vision of the Revive Project and other ways that you can get involved.
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