Charles J. Evered House receives donation from internationally renowned rock band 3 Doors Down through The Better Life Foundation

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — The Charles J. Evered House, an artist residency for veterans and those who work in conflict zones, is thrilled to announce that it has received a $5,000 donation from The Better Life Foundation, the charity arm of 3 Doors Down—the multi-platinum and gold-certified rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi, that has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide.

The Charles J. Evered House (CJE House) was founded by writer and director Charles B. Evered, and is named after his father, who was a veteran of World War II.  Situated near Joshua Tree National Park, the CJE House is the newest program division of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center, the region’s premier tax exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization for nearly 60 years.

About the 3 Doors Down and The Better Life Foundation:

3 Doors Down is an American rock band that formed in 1996.  The band first rose to international fame with their first single “Kryptonite.”  3 Doors Down established The Better Life Foundation in March of 2004 with the mission of making a positive change for those in need. The artist, music community and luminaries from the world of sports and racing have rallied around 3 Doors Down and their foundation for over a decade.  Past supporters of the foundation have included Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sara Evans, Staind, Daughtry and many others.  To date, the foundation has raised more than $3,000,000 dollars for reputable charities nationwide.

For more information about the CJE House or to make a donation, please visit or email

To view a two minute introductory video about the CJE House, please visit

PHOTO CAPTION: The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s “Charles J. Evered House” receives donation from internationally renowned rock band 3 Doors Down through The Better Life Foundation.


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