COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado., January 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — save the storks announced today that the award-winning singer, songwriter and author Matt Hammitt joined their team, taking on the role of mission ambassador and promoter of male outreach. Matt will oversee the organization’s authorship program, as well as work on creative projects and mission-related efforts.
Matt, the former singer and songwriter of the band Sanctus Real, has toured the world as a Christian artist. He continues to travel as an artist, sharing his music and compelling testimonies about marriage, family, and embracing life as the father of a child born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
“As an artist, I think it’s important to join causes that go beyond my own efforts”, Matt Hammitt declared. “2022 is already an exciting year for me and my family, with both a documentary film and a streaming series coming to market. However, teaming up with Save the Storks adds a layer of depth and purpose to the collaborative work that I feel compelled to continue, to be a voice for the voiceless and a support for families like mine, who wish to choose life in the face of difficult pregnancies and need concrete support.”
“We are incredibly lucky to have Matt Hammitt be part of the Save the Storks team,” said Save the Storks CEO Diane Ferraro. “Matt will continue to share his talent with the world as a singer, songwriter and speaker, while providing creative inspiration and direction as he represents our ministry in this important role. Our focus on caring for women facing unplanned pregnancy will be even more holistic with Matt’s fatherhood program, as we can now also serve dads with love and compassion. Our partnership with Pregnancy Resource Centers will benefit immensely as we add this essential program to our list of free services.”
About Save the Storks
Save the Storks’ mission is to create a story of hope and empowerment for every woman in an unplanned pregnancy. This non-profit organization, headquartered in Colorado and staff across America, is 100% funded through donor support. This ministry equips, educates and trains pregnancy resource centers and churches across United States to help them empower women to choose life. Save the Storks has captured the imagination of millions with its innovative fleet of mobile medical units, known as the Stork Bus. In 2022, the nonprofit ministry celebrates a decade of lifesaving work and today has 63 Stork buses on the road in 26 states.
To learn more about Save the Storks, visit www.SavetheStorks.com.
On Matt Hammitt
Matt Hammitt is a musical artist, author and speaker. Matt was the lead singer and songwriter of the band Sanctus Real from 1996 to 2016. He received three Dove Awards and was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his work with Sanctus Real.
The passion for family is what led him to move away from Sanctus Real in 2016, to spend more time at home with his wife, Sarah, and their four children. Matt details this difficult transition in his book, Lead Me: Finding the Courage to Fight for Your Marriage, Your Children, and Your Faith. Matt also tells the story of his son, Bowen, born in 2010 with a life-threatening heart defect, sharing the miracle of how God used a broken heart to make his family more whole. With Guide me, Matt wrote a children’s book with Jason Ingram, I couldn’t love you more (Tyndale Kids), and has published articles for Fox News, Focus on the Family and FamilyLife.
Matt’s story has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, CBN, Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, K-Love and many other major media networks.
In 2019 Matt and Sarah formed ShowTalker Media. Their first feature documentary, Bowen’s heart, will be released on digital streaming platforms in 2022. The film follows eight years Bowen Hammit During her third major open-heart surgery, her parents are caught in the tension between hoping the surgery will make her life better and knowing it could make things worse. Directed and produced by Rhyme & Reason Films, Bowen’s heart was an official selection of Nashville Film Festival in October 2020.
New Hammitt TV series The Hammitts Band Together premieres February 1stst on Liftable.tv.
MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Ferraro | [email protected] | 626-222-9388
SOURCE Save the Storks