Evolve Studios Partners with Nonprofit Helping Hands Community to Support In-Need Individuals During COVID-19 Pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Evolve Studios, a Nashville-based original content studio, announced its partnership with Helping Hands Community, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those most at risk for COVID-19. As part of this partnership, Evolve utilized its award-winning content team to produce a short anthem video aimed at promoting the nonprofit across the country. Evolve produced this video pro bono, as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting social causes.

Coming off the heels of the release of Distance, Evolve's award-winning short film about COVID-19 and the emotional fallout of the pandemic, the team at Evolve was eager to lend their creative expertise to this project.

"All of us in the creative community want to steward our talents & resources to help in this time of crisis," Joel Edwards, President at Evolve Studios said. "When we heard about the Helping Hands Community platform, we immediately caught the vision. We wanted to align our studio as a strategic partner in the storytelling and communication of this amazing endeavor."

Nashville-based band The Lone Bellow, fronted by Zach Williams, also offered the use of their song Count On Me for the promotional anthem video.

"With so many people being negatively affected by this pandemic, I think people are searching for some way they can help," said Williams. "When we heard about this amazing effort, we knew we wanted to lend a hand however we could, and we are excited to have our song help in some small way with this incredible effort."

Helping Hands Community, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, connects people who are sheltering in place with able-bodied volunteers to offer free, safe, and secure delivery of essential goods.

Since launching in March 2020, the California-based nonprofit has already made more than 1,500 deliveries to vulnerable individuals, including older adults, households experiencing food insecurity, and those with pre-existing health conditions. The video from Evolve will help spread awareness of the company's mission with even more in-need individuals and families across the U.S.

"We were thrilled to work with Evolve's award-winning team and The Lone Bellow, to produce a video introducing Helping Hands Community to the world," said Helping Hands co-founder and CEO Jeff Miller. "The video is incredible; it perfectly captures not only what Helping Hands does, but the sense of hopeful optimism that exists when community members come together and support one another. We are very grateful for the remarkable talents and generosity of the whole Evolve Studios team."

With a team hailing from tech companies including Uber, Facebook, Google, and Salesforce, Helping Hands is built and operated by a team of more than 100 volunteers with backgrounds in engineering, design, operations, marketing, and policy. In just a few short months, the organization has grown rapidly across the nation, with a high concentration of volunteers in cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin and Chicago.

To learn more about Helping Hands, request a delivery, or sign up to volunteer in your community, visit: https://helpinghands.community/.

To learn more about Evolve Studios, visit: http://www.evolve.studio.

Evolve Studios
Melonee Hurt

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Lauren Volkmann

Nashville, TN-based independent, award-winning studio, Evolve produces premium content for a wide array of partners including Disney, National Geographic, ESPN, Netflix, NBC Universal, HBO, Discovery and many others. Evolve was founded in 2010 by brothers, Joel & Jesse Edwards. What started out as an entrepreneurial dream for the two "Vimeo Kids" fueled by an iMac, DSLRs & ramen noodles, Evolve Studios is now becoming one of the most discreetly influential original & branded content studios. As a full-service production company, Evolve produces a diverse range of premium content from original episodic series, branded & commercial content, films, documentaries, promos, music videos, digital films and immersive VR content.
Evolve's work has been recognized with numerous awards including 5 National Television Emmys, 40 Emmy nominations & many other top industry accolades. Empowered by incredible young talent, team culture and blue-collar creative work effort, Evolve has built a multifaceted studio that produces in three industry verticals all from the new content frontier in Nashville, Tennessee. To learn more, visit http://www.evolve.studio

Helping Hands Community is a non-profit organization created to slow the spread of COVID-19 through tech-enabled, community volunteerism. We connect people who must shelter in place with those who can safely deliver critical items like food, medicine, or household goods, and provide various forms of assistance like dog-walking, mail pick-ups, or conversation. By facilitating these connections, we can help protect neighbors from contracting severe illness, and each other from an overwhelmed healthcare system. The current health crisis is unprecedented. We must move quickly to protect our families, our loved ones, and our fellow community members. We are all in this together, and together, there is a lot of good we can do. Learn more at: helpinghands.community.

SOURCE Evolve Studios