Posted By Jeremy Rosado, recording artist and Project HOPE supporter on January 14, 2014

Labels: The Philippines , Disaster-Relief

2012 American Idol contestant Jeremy Rosado meets with members of Project HOPE staff at HOPE headquarters in Millwood, VA

Jeremy Rosado, recording artist from Valrico, FL and American Idol 2012 Finalist, is donating $.50 of each download on iTunes of his new single “Hope For Tomorrow” to Project HOPE’s disaster recovery work in the Philippines. The song debuts today on iTunes.

When I was a contestant on American Idol back in 2012, I received thousands of messages of support from loyal fans in the Philippines.  I had about as many fans in the Philippines as I did here at home. When I heard about what happened with the typhoon in November, my heart just shattered into pieces. And I thought, “What can I do?  How can I help?”

Jeremy Rosado at Cue Recording Studio in Falls Church, VA

The answer, of course, was through my music.  I told Mike Buckley, President of my record label AIC Records, that I wanted to help the people in the Philippines through my new single, “Hope For Tomorrow.”  Mike had just seen an article in The Boston Globe about Project HOPE sending medical volunteers to the Philippines to help out in hard-hit areas, and he thought that Project HOPE could be a great organization to support.

Fast forward a few weeks later.  After I had signed a contract designating $.50 of each $1.29 download on iTunes to Project HOPE’s Philippines typhoon recovery fund, I went to Project HOPE’s headquarters in Millwood, Virginia for a two-day visit.  It was so great to meet everybody there, and it made me so excited to be involved with the organization.

Jeremy Rosado helps Project HOPE staff pack $5 million-worth of medicines and supplies destined for the Philippines

At HOPE’s headquarters last Thursday, I met staff members including President and CEO, Dr. Howe.  I got to learn all about how Project HOPE is helping people in the Philippines whose lives were torn apart by the typhoon – through donations of badly-needed medicines and supplies and sending volunteer health professionals to supplement medical care in devastated areas.

After spending the morning at HOPE’s headquarters, I made my way over to Cue Recording Studios in Falls Church, VA, where I put some of the finishing touches on “Hope for Tomorrow.”

On Friday morning, I sat down for a couple of interviews about my new song, “Hope For Tomorrow,” at two local radio stations, 92.5 WINC-FM and Big Country 105.3.  And later on that morning, WINC-FM world premiered “Hope for Tomorrow.”  It was exciting hearing it played on the radio for the very first time.

Jeremy Rosado meets John P. Howe, III, MD, President and CEO of Project HOPE

Later on Friday, I went to Project HOPE’s nearby distribution center, where I helped staff members pack up some of the $5 million-worth of medicines and supplies that were being shipped to the Philippines to help out with typhoon relief.  It was so great to see what the donations from my song were going to do.

All in all, my trip to Project HOPE was fantastic.  And I can’t wait for my Red Carpet Event on February 25th at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville, when I will perform “Hope for Tomorrow” and some of my other songs.

My song “Hope For Tomorrow” debuts on iTunes today.  And for every 100,000 downloads of “Hope for Tomorrow,” Project HOPE and AIC Records have agreed to send two fans to the Philippines with me to see HOPE’s continuing medical mission in action, and to watch me perform. Don’t forget to enter the contest now!

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