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I should have written about this earlier this month but I still believe that getting the word across still matters and I’m sure there are still a lot out there who haven’t given their share of fortune to lend a hand to those who were devastated by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti a couple of months ago.
Posts of these kind isn’t new here in Software Critics since it has become a part of my public service efforts to give a lift to those who are in need. The same kind of post debuted on this site when Typhoon Ondoy hit the Philippines in September 2009.
It was during the Vancouver Winter Olympics local coverage that I became aware of this online endeavor that was put up to help Haiti through a collaboration of artists and musicians singing “We Are The World” which was popularized by the late Michael Jackson was aired on TV in between commercial breaks.
“We Are The World 25 for Haiti” was recorded as inspired by the same idealism 25 years ago which embodies the true spirit of giving thus the We Are The World Foundation, a non-profit organization, was founded by Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie who then invited Wyclef Jean, Paul Haggis, Randy Phillips, Peter Tortorici and Ambassador Luis Moreno of the Inter-American Development Bank to join them on their endeavor.
Share of the proceeds for the download of the song on iTunes are waived on the first months of the campaign for the greater benefit of the foundation’s recipients.
If you haven’t done your share, now is the right time to do so. Nothing is too late. You can still help.
I also hope that something like this would come up for the benefit of the Chilean people following their catastrophic earthquake experience recently.
If you’d like to extend your help and support to this online endeavor, you can place the same widget below on your sites or blogs.
Category: public service