3 Doors Down want a better life for every child 

Back in 2003, good-hearted rockers 3 Doors Down – who’ve now sold over 16 million albums – decided to give something back. Taking the name from their smash debut disc, they launched the Better Life Foundation, a charity with an ambitious goal – to give every child possible the chance for a better life.

But this last weekend, they expanded their vision just a bit when they surprised one lucky military family with a Thanksgiving they’ll never forget.

With the Mississippi Army National Guard, the band had secretly been working on their surprise for over five months. So Amber Raymond didn’t suspect a thing when she was selected to draw the raffle at the BLF’s 8th Annual event at Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. It was then her Iraq-stationed husband, Sgt. Edward Raymond, showed up out of the blue to greet her and their children – the last thing the missus was expecting this lonesome holiday.

Additionally, the Foundation raffled off a $73,000 Citizen Soldier IV motorcycle and donated to the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the Mississippi Emergency Relief Fund, while 3 Doors Down performed with special guests Seether and One Less Reason. For more news of their good deeds: www.thebetterlifefoundation.org; www.3doorsdown.com.

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