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
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.
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
"Frybread", "Love In Common", and other music
tracks can be downloaded at NAMA's download page at:
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
Please help without delay.