Haiti

HM Magazine Readers,   My name is Jeremy from the band WILLET (www.willetonline.com). I am thrilled to be partnering with HM Magazine to bring you live blog / twitter updates from Haiti next week.
Last November, my wife, Kathleen, accepted a full time volunteer position in the country of Haiti to care for orphaned children. Then, one month before the release of our new record, the unexpected happened. A massive 7.0 earthquake hit the country of Haiti while Kathleen was in the country. We were on tour in New Zealand getting ready for a performance at Parachute festival with Underoath and Swtichfoot when we heard the news, and waited for 3 days to hear if Kathleen and her kids survived the tragedy. Late one night, through a string of short text messages, we learned that she and all her children survived, and were living in tents until repairs were made to their orphanage. Praise God!    Kathleen and I now live in Haiti with 3,000 orphaned children and I travel back and forth in between Willet tour dates. We will be encouraging fans to sponsor 1 child from Haiti at all tours in 2010 through Food for the Hungry (www.fh.org/willet). On Monday, I will be traveling to Haiti for a week to visit the children that have recently been sponsored through our shows, gather footage of the community where we work, study creole, and celebrate Easter and Kathleen’s 25th birthday together. I invite you to journey with me through www.hmmag.com as well as twitter updates via www.twitter.com/jeremywillet.
Let’s change the world,
-Jeremy Willet www.willetmissions.org jeremy@willetonline.com

Jeremy’s Bio Jeremy is the lead singer for the rock band, WILLET (www.willetonline.com) , co-author of the book carried. (www.carriedbook.com), and co-founder of The Hunger Strike (www.thehungerstrike.org). After dating his first girlfriend for close to 5 years, Jeremy married Kathleen on April 29th, 2006. Jeremy and Kathleen now live in Haiti in the community of Belledere where Kathleen is the Community Development Program coordinator for over 3,000 orphans, and Jeremy travels back and forth to the U.S. on tour with the band to encourage sponsorship of the children through Food for the Hungry. Jeremy and Kathleen also sponsor a boy and a girl from Africa.

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