Demi Lovato: Making A Difference For People In Need
Music's stars have been making a difference for the Hurricane Harvey recovery, but Hurricane Irma is now approaching Florida. In both Florida and eastern Texas, DACA Dreamers must struggle to cope with losing their status at the same time. Dreamers have already lost their lives in Texas helping others.
GRAMMY nominee and performer Demi Lovato has joined the chorus of voices now raised together as our nation struggles to address the unprecedented hurricane damage and the requirement for DACA recipients to prepare for deportation.
While Demi Lovato's new album Tell Me You Love Me is scheduled for release in three weeks, and its hit "Sorry Not Sorry" has passed 100 million views on YouTube, the star's heart is with people in need. Born in New Mexico and raised in Dallas to a Mexican father and a mother who worked as a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys, the challenges barreling down on fellow Americans feel personal.
"Weeks are going to pass by, people are going to forget about it and it's important that we don't forget about it, that we continue to help volunteer," she said in a wide-ranging interview covering her outreach to the Houston Food Bank and Voto Latino.
Many of her fans remember a decade of watching her mature from Disney Channel ingénue to a force in popular culture. As her tunes climb the charts, we can also remember this dedication amidst tragedy to help others in urgent need.