Strength in Numbers, Samirah Evans
The Vermont Disaster Relief Fund is honored blues and jazz vocalist Samirah Evans and her husband Chris Lenois of Brattleboro chose the Fund to be a beneficiary of sales from their beautiful song, "Strength in Numbers" available for purchase at cdbaby.com
Back in 2005, the flooding brought on by hurricane Katrina destroyed the home of jazz and blues vocalist Samirah Evans and her husband, Chris Lenois. The couple ended up relocating to Chris' hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. Six years later, one day before the anniversary of Katrina, they watched tropical storm Irene bring similar ruin to many parts of Vermont, including their own community.
While they were spared any personal loss this time, Samirah and Chris were deeply moved by the tragedy and the outpouring of support from the community for those in need. They wrote Strength in Numbers to be performed at a fundraising event in Brattleboro. The song is a soulful and heartfelt account of how tragic and challenging circumstances naturally galvanize the human spirit to give strength and hope to one another.
Even while we brace ourselves for another hurricane season there are hundreds of Vermonters still not in their homes, Strength in Numbers is available for download with all proceeds from purchases between now and August 29, 2012 (anniversary of Katrina) going to the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund.