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Paisley Concert Tour Helps Feed the Hungry in Haiti

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Country singer Brad Paisley did a masterpiece painting at a recent fundraiser for the charity Live Beyond. One dollar from each ticket sale from his tour will benefit the charity, which is providing aid in Haiti. (LiveBeyond photo)

Country singer Brad Paisley did a painting at a recent fundraiser for the charity Live Beyond. One dollar from each ticket sale from his tour will benefit the charity, which is providing aid in Haiti. (LiveBeyond photo)

Country singer Brad Paisley stops in Cincinnati this Thursday as part of his nationwide summer tour. Ticket sales for his concerts will be helping Haiti.

Every ticket sold is a one dollar donation to the charity LiveBeyond, which provides food, water and medical care in Haiti. Paisley and his wife Kimberly are both active in helping the charity both financially and as volunteers.

Just five ticket sales can provide a family in Haiti with food that can last a month. Food and clean water are desperately needed to sustain families as they try to rebuild their agriculture.

LiveBeyond says it “has committed to easing this suffering by providing bags of rice and beans at our medical clinics, to ensure that the sickest of the sick are able to continue living through this period of starvation.” The charity also helps support small farmers so they can increase their food production.

Haiti is struggling to recover from a series of disasters, most recently storms and drought. Over half of the population suffers from hunger. Around 1.5 million people in Haiti suffer from severe hunger.

At a recent fundraiser Kimberly Williams-Paisley said, “The phrase you hear most often in the LiveBeyond Mobile clinics is ‘Mwen grangou’ or I am hungry.”

Lack of food stunts growth in children and prevents them from learning in school. Lack of nutrition at an early age can cause physical and mental damage that cannot be reversed. Food can break the cycle of malnutrition and give Haitians a chance to build their lives.

For more information visit www.bradpaisley.com and to learn more about Live Beyond go to www.livebeyond.org.

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About William Lambers

William Lambers is the author of several books including Ending World Hunger: School Lunches for Kids Around the World. This book features over 50 interviews with officials from the UN World Food Programme and other charities discussing school feeding programs that fight child hunger. He is also the author of Nuclear Weapons, The Road to Peace: From the Disarming of the Great Lakes to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Open Skies for Peace, The Spirit of the Marshall Plan: Taking Action Against World Hunger, School Lunches for Kids Around the World, The Roadmap to End Global Hunger, From War to Peace and the Battle of Britain. He is also a writer for the History News Service. His articles have been published by newspapers including the Cincinnati Enquirer, Des Moines Register, the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Buffalo News, San Diego Union Tribune, the Providence Journal, Free Lance-Star (VA), the Bakersfield Californian, the Washington Post, Miami Herald (FL), Chicago Sun-Times, the Patriot Ledger (MA), Charleston Sunday Gazette Mail (WV), the Cincinnati Post, Salt Lake Tribune (UT), North Adams Transcript (MA), Wichita Eagle (KS), Monterey Herald (CA), Athens Banner-Herald (GA) and the Duluth News Journal. His articles also appear on History News Network (HNN) and Think Africa Press. Mr. Lambers is a graduate of the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio with degrees in Liberal Arts (BA) and Organizational Leadership (MS). He is also a member of the Feeding America Blogger Council.