SENAA Members Are Doing Their Bit to Help NAMA Help Haiti
Children and Orphans, and Indigenous Americans in Need

by Al Swilling, Founder
SENAA International
06 February 2010

When tragedy strikes an area and devastates it to the extent that Haiti was devastated by the recent earthquake, leaving an estimated 200,000 dead; 2 million homeless; and thousands of orphaned, injured, and displaced children in its wake, the questions come to the mind of every parent who hears about it, "What if it were my children left in those conditions? Would someone be there for them? Would someone help them? If I survived but was unable to care for my children, would someone somewhere be willing to help them get the care that I could not provide? Would there be anyone to protect them and heal their wounds? Would someone keep them safe from those who would do them harm?"

In answer to those questions, our hearts open and ache; and we reach out to help the children. We do it for the children, but we also do it in honor of the parents who have died or who are unable to care for their children. We do it because it's what we hope others would do for our children and for us if we were the victims of such a tragedy.

Native American Music Awards (NAMA) has partnered with Save the Children, an organization that has been in Haiti for 22 years, to help care for orphans and displaced children left homeless and wounded by the recent tragic earthquake.

NAMA is helping by conducting a fundraising drive to do their part in raising the funds that Save the Children will need and to help fund NAMA's nonprofit Native American programs.

To help NAMA meet its goals, musical artists have donated music and song tracks that can be downloaded from NAMA's Web site. Being sold for $0.99 per track, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to NAMA's relief efforts. Those who purchase the MP3 tracks help Haiti's children and have a song or instrumental piece in exchange. Everybody does his or her part to help and is rewarded for doing so.

Two of SENAA International's members have donated music for download in order to do a little bit to help NAMA's efforts. Marco Capelli has donated his song, "Frybread"; and Al Swilling donated a song that he wrote, "Love In Common".

SENAA International asks that everyone go to NAMA's Web site and help by purchasing downloads of Marco and Al's songs and as many of the other artists' songs as you can afford.

If you would like to donate more than just the price of a song, you can make additional donations to NAMA's efforts by clicking the "Make A Donation" button found on the download page and throughout NAMA's Web site.

"Frybread", "Love In Common", and other music tracks can be downloaded at NAMA's download page at:

Imagine if it were you and your children who were devastated by such a tragedy. Wouldn't you appreciate the help and generosity of others to see that your children received the proper medical care, food, shelter, and protection that they need to survive and recover?

We can give that help and the hope that comes with it to the children of Haiti and to the parents who have survived but are presently unable to care for their children. Even if you only have a dollar to spare, it will be used by Save the Children in the most efficient possible way to ensure that the children in their care receive proper nourishment, shelter, medical care, and protection from child predators.

Please help without delay.

Thank you

SENAA International



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