Survivor Song Strikes the Right Chord for Haiti

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2010) – "There is hope in the wake of tragedy, triumph in the face of adversity for the survivor, survivor..." Those lyrics from "Survivor" were written by Glacia Robinson to comfort another country at another time, but now the singer/songwriter wants to use those lyrics to reach out to the people of Haiti. She is partnering with Food For The Poor to reach out to the survivors who are left to pick up the pieces of their broken country and rebuild, once again.

Robinson wrote the song in 2004, when rebuilding was on her mind after Hurricane Ivan caused catastrophic damage in her homeland of Jamaica, and neighboring countries including the southeastern coast of the United States. The message of the song endured. In the days after the Haiti earthquake, fans of the singer began calling radio stations to request "Survivor." The song is upbeat and hopeful. Robinson's soulful melody inspires and calls out to Haitians to move forward with the lyrics like, “And like a true warrior, you can start over, like a true warrior, pick up the pieces and start again.”

The singer is now dedicating the song to Haiti, and the earthquake’s victims and survivors. She is once again using the song to raise money, this time for Food For The Poor, which is providing much-needed relief to Haiti. The charity has been operating in Haiti for more than 24 years, and has 480 employees there.  The Food For The Poor Feeding Center reopened just a few days after the earthquake struck, and more than 20,000 hot meals are currently served there each day.

To listen to Glacia Robinson’s “Survivor” visit www.foodforthepoor.org/survivor. It costs $1.99 to download the mp3 version of the song. All donations go directly to Food For The Poor’s Haiti relief efforts.

The Florida-based charity is collecting donations at www.foodforthepoor.org/haitiquake and by phone at 1.800.487.1158. Food For The poor is also accepting cases of canned meats, fish, canned milk, pre-mixed formula, and peanut butter in plastic jars, as well as large tents at its headquarters: 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Fla., 33073. The charity cannot accept clothing.

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information please visit, www.foodforthepoor.org.

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