Dan Reynolds has donated his childhood home to a good cause.
The Imagine Dragons singer's generous gift is part of Encircle's "$8 million, 8 Houses" campaign, in an effort to open safe homes for LGBTQ+ youth across Arizona, Idaho, Nevada and Utah. The house, valued at $1 million, will be the non-profit's first center in Nevada. Encircle already has three functional homes in Utah, with a fourth being built.
“Encircle is about bringing young LGBTQ+ people and their families together, by including the community and strengthening the bonds that connect us,” Reynolds and his wife Aja Volkman said in a statement. “Being a part of this organization means so much to both of us and we know the house Dan grew up in will be a loving and supportive home to every young LGBTQ+ person who crosses the threshold.”
“I’ve watched throughout my life the difficult path that LGBTQ youth have, especially coming from homes of faith," Reynolds added during a visit to Good Morning America. “Now to know, with my mom and dad’s blessing, I was able to purchase the home for them and it’s going to be the first Encircle home in Las Vegas-that’s powerful for me.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith have also joined forces to support the initiative. Watch the full GMA segment below.
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