A local rocker is working hard to help his community!

Jim Ward, (SpartaSleepercar, At The Drive In), loves El Paso and is working hard to help his fellow hometown artists and musicians via the El Paso Community Foundation. (EPCF) Sparta recently performed at a benefit concert for EPCF and now Jim wants to ensure that future fundraising concerts can be held, and made accessible to all, through his "Because of You" project.

The project's premise is:

As members of the El Paso philanthropic community, we noticed a disconnect between generations of givers —younger people were either unaware or unable to participate in higher dollar donation situations, such as formal galas. We thought if we could introduce giving in circumstances these folks were already used to, such as concerts, we could begin to build their relationship with charitable giving. - epcf.org