S u n s h i n e (0405) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Jimmy Henchmen, Wyclef, Lend Assistance To Haitians.

Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond is trekking to Haiti today (March 2) to visit underprivileged children from the L'Athletique d'Haiti soccer program and donate 200 pairs of sneakers and soccer balls.

Rosemond, who manages rapper the Game, will also lend support to Yele Haiti, a charitable organization founded by rapper/activist Wyclef Jean of the Fugees.

"The deplorable conditions that I have witnessed in Haiti have created a sense of urgency to get involved and assist with the rebuilding efforts," said Rosemond. "As a Haitian-American, I am extremely proud to be able to donate to the children of Haiti."

Rosemond and Wyclef Jean will also meet with government officials in Haiti to discuss present conditions and methods of improvement.

Haiti is currently one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere, with the majority of its 8 million residents living on less than $1 per day.

Unemployment is close to 80 percent and average life expectancy is less than 50 years.

"As a man of influence within the community, it is my responsibility to increase awareness among the Hip-Hop generation," Rosemond concluded.


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