Stars of the music world are still lending a hand to the victims and families of the Orlando shooting disaster.
One of music’s biggest stars to help is Christina Aguilera. She has announced that she is donating the proceeds from her new single to the Orlando shooting victims fund.
The US is still recovering from what was has become the biggest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The gunman took the lives of 49 people and injured 53 more when he chose to open fire at a nightclub called Pulse in Florida last Sunday, June 12th.
Christina Aguilera is one of a long list of celebrities that has come forward and voiced her horror at the tragic events of last weekend, and, in an emotional letter posted to her website on Friday, June 17th, the singer revealed she is hoping to make a difference with her gesture.
Earnings from downloads from U.S. iTunes for the next three months of her new song “Change”, which she co-wrote with Who Is Fancy and Flo Reutter, will be donated to the National Compassion Fund to benefit the victims of the shooting and their families. The record label and publisher of the track, RCA/ Sony BMG, will also donate proceeds to the fund.
Christina wrote: “The horrific tragedy that occurred in Orlando continues to weigh heavily on my mind. I am sending so much love and so many prayers to the victims and their families,” she said. “Like so many, I want to help be part of the change this world needs to make it a beautiful inclusive place where humanity can love each other freely and passionately.
“We live in a time of diversity, in a time of endless possibilities, in a time where expression of oneself is something to be celebrated. And I am left wondering how people filled with so much love could be taken by so much hate. Though there is such heavy sadness, I believe that there is much more love in the world than we know. We need to learn to love again, we need to learn that one person does make a difference; we need to keep love in our hearts.”
Lyrics for Christina’s track include: “Waiting for a change to set us free / Waiting for the day when you can be you and I can be me / Waiting for a hug to come around / Waiting for the day when hate is lost and love is found / Waiting for a change.”
From all of us at RMW, we truly mourn the lost of so many beautiful lives.