Drew Baldridge and his new monthly charity initiative, WERD, has announced Shriners Hospital for Children will receive all proceeds raised during the month of April 2018. WERD, (Drew spelled backwards,) was created by the up-and-coming country star to inspire his fans to Win, Encourage, Rejoice, Daily. Each month a new charity will be selected with all proceeds raised from WERD T-shirt sales at shows and online merchandise store to be donated to the selected charity.

Although the charity of choice will change each month, Baldridge picked Shriners Hospitals to kick off his initiative because of his own personal childhood experience. He explains, “When I was in the seventh grade I was having issues with my feet and those issues kept me from playing basketball. I was breaking my feet a lot, and then I went to Shriners. They built special shoes for me to wear all throughout high school. I was so grateful for all of their help and I have always wanted to find ways to give back to them.”

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Their health care system provides advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors.

“We couldn’t be more grateful that Drew has chosen Shriners Hospitals for Children as the first charity he represents as part of his WERD campaign,” said Stephanie Herron, chief development officer for Shriners Hospitals Children. “It’s even more meaningful to us that as a former patient of our hospital in St. Louis, that he has chosen to give back in honor of the wrap-around care our experienced health care professionals provided him, and made a difference for him at a critical time in his life.