First things first - This is not your normal country music artist site. No glitz, no glamour. I'll take the spot light when I'm on stage. But here, at this web site, the spot light goes to those who deserve it. Let me introduce you to a few folks..
Our Vision. What do you think about your home town? We kinda like ours and want to see hurting folks get back on their feet. Although we love country music and media, our mission and focus is to do what is within our ability to Bring help to the helpless, Hope to the hopeless, and to Give a break to a neighbor in need. Our latest release "Give A Guy A Break," was born from that bedrock and vision. For our part, Carroll County, Maryland is our immediate focus, with emphasis on partner based on-the-ground organizations working to change lives, and whom we believe deserve your focus and support. We encourage you to define your neighbor, meet their basic needs, make a friend, get them self supportive again, and encourage them do the same for others.
Give Hope. To the left are several top picks supporting our vision which we’d like you to focus on. Click on each to view information about AIDS’ orphans, Maryland-based rescue missions, help for women recovering from addictions, and an outreach to prisoners and their children. See also - Starting a Foundation.
Biography. Takes you on an adventure into Dave Pickett’s past, tells you who this guy is, why he wrote his latest release, his passions, and more.
Music and media. Allows you to preview and purchase songs and video products, and gives insights to upcoming projects - includes You Tube and My Space.
Contact. Provides basic contact information including links and information about our needs and how you might be able to partner with us. Explains legal & policy information for your agreed use of this website.
I am a normal guy with a family and a full-time job, with limited time and resources. As finances allow, we will upgrade this site to provide additional services like a gift shop and shopping cart. You can purchase music by clicking the Music & Media tab. Please – help us make a difference in the lives of people – especially in your own hometown. Many Thanks - (Dave Pickett)
Welcome to Dave Pickett's Country.
Children's Resiliency Project (South Africa)
In Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, 1 in 5 children will be orphaned by 2010. Currently, Sub-Saharan Africa has over 48 million orphans, 12 million of whom are AID's orphans. The Children's Resiliency Project seeks to create a template toward life and restoration of these children that can be used by others in Africa to stem the tide of this tragedy.
<Click "African Kids and AIDs" For More Info>
Maryland area rescue missions include Westminster Rescue Mission (Carroll County), Helping Up Mission (Baltimore), and Central Union Mission (Washington, DC). Each gives help, hope and a new start in life to those disadvantaged by life’s circumstances - many of whom are forced to live on our nation’s streets.
Westminister Rescue Mission - (Carroll County, Maryland)
Helping Up Missions - (Baltimore, Maryland)
Central Union Mission - (Washington D.C.)
<Click "Local Rescue Missions" For More Info>
New Life for Girls
Meeting the needs of battered women and their children, and the rehabilitation of women from drug and/or alcohol abuse. Serving in Maryland, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Illinois and Maine, New Life gives help, hope, and respect back to women in need.
<Click "New Life For Girls" For More Info>
Prison Fellowship & Angel Tree Ministry
Prison Fellowship (PF) is the largest prison outreach and criminal justice reform organization in the world, seeking the transformation of prisoners and their reconciliation back to family and community. Angel Tree is a subordinate ministry to Prison Fellowship meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of prisoners’ children.
<Click "Prison Ministries" For More Info>