Nashville, TN (September 12, 2016) - The Purpose Hotel™ has resonated with people all over the world, uniting 5,000+ supporters and reaching three-quarters of a million dollars. Though the campaign fell short of its initial goal, The Purpose Hotel™ is designed to give the public the power to change lives, and is therefore launching a new campaign today to continue the building story. The $347,000 goal of the new campaign will support the launch of the initial design phase. Funds donated surpassing the goal will aid in furthering the hotel architectural plans, interior planning and engineering design/planning specific to the sites selected for the hotel. To read more about the new effort, visit www.ThePurposeHotel.com.
"We are so honored and blown away that the campaign was backed by over 5,000 people at $750,000," shares founder Jeremy Cowart. "We didn’t reach our initial goal which means we get $0, but we have developed quite the buzz on this project. People want it to happen. We didn’t win the Super Bowl, but we made it deep in the playoffs. The good news is that we are re-launching the campaign today.”
Authors, artists, actors and activists such as Ann Voskamp, Rebecca Mader, Laura Bell Bundy, Jamie Tworkowski, Lecrae, Donald Miller, Dave Ramsey, Sophia Bush, Paramore, Zachary Levi, Imogen Heap and more shared their voice socially in supporting the cause. Helmed by famed photographer Jeremy Cowart, The Purpose Hotel™ was covered by Forbes, USA Today, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone Country, Conde Nast Traveler, The Tennessean, Relevant, Christianity Today and more.
From blankets to soap, internet access to furniture, The Purpose Hotel™ will help fight cyclical issues through domestic and international partnerships with organizations such as Charity Water, The Giving Keys, Compassion International, Food for the Hungry and more. Fueling great organizations that give back around the globe, The Purpose Hotel™ will source its materials from organizations that actively work to improve the lives of people around the world. The first part of The Purpose Hotel™ chain is slated for Cowart’s hometown of Nashville, Tenn.
About The Purpose Hotel™
The first hotel of its kind, celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart (Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Tim Tebow, The Kardashians, Sting, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Heidi Klum, Emma Stone, Ryan Seacrest and more) created humanitarian relief project The Purpose Hotel™ that aims to fight against injustices of war, hunger, poverty, global warming, racial tension, unclean water, addictions and natural disasters. Every aspect of the global chain will directly contribute to those in need through strategic sourcing and procurement. The project is launching with a large campaign designed and developed by The Purpose Hotel™. Through the project's Kickstarter, individuals have the opportunity to become co-founders as backers of the project.
Get Connected With The Purpose Hotel™
Website // thepurposehotel.com
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About Jeremy Cowart
Named one of the most influential photographers on the web (Huffington Post), Jeremy Cowart has photographed the likenesses of Sting and Emma Stone to The Kardashians and Taylor Swift. Capturing images in over 25 countries, his work has been seen on the pages of Rolling Stone and USA Today, reaching the channels of A&E and ESPN. An earnest desire to do more has led the notable photographer to focus on Help-Portrait, See University and now, The Purpose Hotel.
Get Connected With Jeremy Cowart
Website // jeremycowart.com