New Song “Alive” to Help Build Homes for the Homeless in Haiti
Today we commemorate the one year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake with the release of our new song “Alive”.
All of the proceeds from sales of the song will go to benefit the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Haiti Homes of Hope program, which provides concrete houses for homeless people in Haiti.
The strongest earthquake in over 200 years struck Haiti just before 5 pm local time on January 12th, 2010. The whole world watched in horror as 230,000 people were killed, many thousands were injured, and 1.5 million left homeless. Today marks the one year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, and an estimated 1 million people are still homeless.
Alive was born through watching a television broadcast from Haiti where children could be heard singing in the midst of the rubble. The song is a passionate declaration of hope over the nation of Haiti, set to an Afro-Caribbean beat with prayers from East Africa. At the end of the song we sing in French so the people of Haiti can understand the message of hope we’re sending. We know that many Haiti earthquake anniversary events are being held all over the United States and the world. We wanted to do our part and release this song to help provide hope for people who still find themselves in a very desperate situation.
Erica was involved with Youth With A Mission during a home build in Mexico, and having experienced it first-hand, is excited to be able to help the people of Haiti in the same way.
According to Terry Snow, YWAM Haiti Director, “’Homes of Hope’ is the proven answer for the recovery of earthquake victims! Building strong homes which provide shelter and refuge for both the poorest of the poor and the earthquake victims, we are seeing the nation transformed. We continue to build each day and look at the future with joy as more families who had no home are able to move into permanent dwellings.”
You can preview Alive, download it and access the lyrics here:
Alive (Hope for Haiti) Single
|Download the MP3 Song|
|Read the Lyrics in PDF Format|
You can also access Alive and all our other songs our Store page.
Thank you for helping us support a great cause!
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