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ATLANTA, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer-songwriter Graham Nash is making his 1970s song, "Our House," available for purchase in support of Habitat for Humanity. All proceeds from the sale of "Our House" on iTunes through January 2012 will help Habitat's rebuilding efforts in Haiti.
"We have to share our good fortunes with those who don't have any," said Nash of his support for Habitat's work in Haiti. "We need to share the love."
Nash is a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member the British pop group The Hollies and with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
"We are so grateful to Graham and very appreciative of his generous offer to help families devastated by the January 2010 earthquake," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "The need in Haiti is great, and each purchase of this song will aid Habitat's efforts to help families rebuild their lives."
Not long after an earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, Habitat set a five-year goal of serving 50,000 families through 2015. To date, Habitat's earthquake recovery program, including emergency shelter kits, structural damage assessments, repairs and rehabs, and transitional and upgradable shelters, has benefited more than 28,000 families or approximately 140,000 individuals.
Five hundred volunteers have traveled to HaitiNov. 5 – 12, to build 100 houses in Leogane during Habitat's 28th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. An additional 100 houses will be built in the same community in 2012.
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat's blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.