Posted By Alison Brandt, Communications Specialist for Project HOPE on February 27, 2014

Labels: The Philippines , Disaster-Relief, Humanitarian Aid, Alumni

Jeremy Rosado with songwriter/producer Aaron Rice, photographed by Bev Moser

As we have previously reported on our website, recording artist and 2012 American Idol finalist Jeremy Rosado is donating a portion of the proceeds from his new single “Hope for Tomorrow” to Project HOPE’s disaster recovery work in response to Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013.  In celebration of the launch of “Hope for Tomorrow,” a red carpet event was held Tuesday evening at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville, Tennessee, where Jeremy performed a set of songs from his soon-to-be released debut album No Ordinary Moments.

Project HOPE’s Director of Institutional Development Karen Carr and I were on-hand at the event to represent Project HOPE and spread the word about how HOPE is helping the Philippines rebuild its health care capacity following the immense destruction caused by the typhoon.  The event was well-attended by such luminaries in the Nashville music scene as Grammy-nominated songwriter Aaron Rice and singers Schyler Dixon and Kerrie Roberts.

Jeremy Rosado performs with Kerrie Roberts, photographed by Bev Moser

A highlight of the evening was meeting Project HOPE alumna Carole Rietz, RN.  A local resident of Nashville, Carole was a nurse anesthetist aboard the SS Hope on a humanitarian mission to Tunisia in 1969 and 1970.  A sprightly woman, Carole is eager to volunteer for Project HOPE once again now that she has retired from her nursing position at Vanderbilt University MedicalCenter and has some more free time.  And we hope she will!

Jeremy did an excellent job singing a set of songs from No Ordinary Moments.  Following a striking duet with Kerrie Roberts, he performed “Hope for Tomorrow” to a standing ovation.

I was delighted to be able to celebrate the launch of “Hope for Tomorrow” with Jeremy and am thrilled that he is supporting HOPE and our work in the Philippines.  If you have not yet downloaded your copy of “Hope for Tomorrow,” you can do so by clicking this link.  And don’t forget to enter our contest to travel with Jeremy to the Philippines to see Project HOPE’s work first-hand.  The contest has been extended to May 1.  You can enter the contest here.

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