More than a dozen award-winning artists are combining their musical talents to help make sure desperately needed relief supplies continue flowing into Haiti, where the struggle for survival continues for hundreds of thousands of earthquake victims.
Healing 4 Haiti is a collection of 15 songs from Christian music’s leading artists and worship leaders and includes the anthem “Come Together Now (Music City Unites For Haiti),” penned by Michael W. Smith, Cindy Morgan and David Mullen and featuring a host artists. The songlist also includes tracks from Israel Houghton, DecembeRadio, Kari Jobe, The Afters, Hawk Nelson and many more plus an exclusive version of Jared Anderson’s new song, “Carry Me.”
Healing 4 Haiti will be released by Integrity Music at iTunes on Tuesday, March 2 with a retail release slated for March 16. A minimum of $5.00 per copy of the album sold will be donated to Haiti earthquake relief. The donations will be used to provide clean water, shelter, medical care and other critical aid from Samaritan’s Purse. It will also support the work of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association‘s Rapid Response Team, which had chaplains on the ground within 24 hours of the earthquake providing emotional and spiritual comfort to survivors. Additionally, net proceeds from “Come Together Now (Music City Unites for Haiti)” will go to the Haiti relief efforts of Samaritan’s Purse and the American Red Cross.
“Every artist and every individual who can use their talent and ability to shed light on those in need, when it’s all added together, it makes a huge difference,” says Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association/Samaritan’s Purse. “My prayer is that God will use Healing 4 Haiti to touch the hearts of this nation to give generously to the suffering people of Haiti.”
“What I saw while in Haiti is something we must keep in front of the minds and hearts of Americans,” adds GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Michael W. Smith. “The recovery efforts are going to take a long, long time so we want to do anything we can to raise awareness and to continue to support organizations doing good work in Haiti.”
The track list with featured artists for Healing 4 Haiti is:
Come Together Now (Music City Unites For Haiti) Various Artists
Special Message Michael W. Smith and Israel Houghton
The Power Of One (Change The World) Israel Houghton
Love Can DecembeRadio
Healer Kari Jobe
Special Message Josh Havens (The Afters)
Falling Into Place The Afters
Shaken Hawk Nelson
Special Message Lacey Mosley (Flyleaf)
Break Your Knees Flyleaf
Beautiful Feet Lecrae (featuring Dawntoya)
Hello Sunshine Canton Jones
Special Message Canton Jones
I Worship You (Radio Version) Mary Mary
Mighty To Save The Tommy Coomes Band
God Of Second Chances Carlos Whittaker
Everlasting God Lincoln Brewster
Carry Me (Healing 4 Haiti Exclusive) Jared Anderson
In God We Trust Voices Of Hope
Special Message Michael W. Smith
Danny McGuffey, Chief Marketing Officer/Sr. Vice President for Integrity Music, adds: “We are humbled to be chosen by Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association/ Samaritan’s Purse to participate in this amazing fund-raising project. The artists and labels involved have really stepped up to make this a very special album and have given cheerfully to this great cause (2 Corinthians 9:7).”
Several of the artists have traveled to Haiti and visited the work of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. (Photos available upon request.) Additional information for Healing 4 Haiti is available at www.healing4haiti.org.
International relief organization Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, both headed by Franklin Graham, were on the ground in Haiti immediately following the tragedy and have expanded their response to more than $25 million in aid.
About The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association:
BGEA is a nonprofit organization that reaches millions of people each year through Billy Graham television broadcasts, Franklin Graham Festivals, Will Graham Celebrations, “My Hope” World Television Project, Dare to Be a Daniel youth ministry, The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, Decision magazine, “Hour of Decision” and “Decision Minute” radio programs, and the Internet.
About Samaritan’s Purse:
Samaritan’s Purse is a nonprofit organization that provides immediate, no-red-tape response to the physical and spiritual needs of individuals in crisis situations – especially in locations where few others are working. Samaritan’s Purse has worked in more than 100 countries to provide aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine and persecution.
About Integrity Music:
Integrity Music is a division of Integrity Media, a privately-owned media/communications company that produces, publishes and distributes Christian music and related materials that are sold throughout the United States and in over 160 other countries. Integrity Media is committed to providing Christ-centered products and resources to individuals, families and the Church worldwide.