Times like these bring out the best in the Red Cross and in anyone who's got the Red Cross spirit in them. I am blessed to be part of this organization's history by way of having written this song in 1999. They launched a songwriting contest whose theme was Red Cross: The Power of Humanity. I thought about what the phrase meant, came up with a song called "Life Power" and won the Grand Prize. The best part of it all is seeing various videos of the song on youtube highlighting photos and clips of volunteers in action. It's heartwarming to see how people have made the song their own and found ways to express how they feel about what they do through these videos. This one's my favorite so far. (You can play the video or click HERE to watch it on youtube.)
For those who'd like to donate to the red cross, you can click HERE to find out the different ways you can help. Donations go a long way, as we can see in this photo. I didn't realize we had these. Pretty awesome!
I've actually written 2 songs for the Red Cross. The second one was a collaboration with Chairman Dick Gordon himself. This one's more "traditional" sounding, which is what he wanted. If I had to describe this guy in one word, it would be PASSIONATE. You can hear it in the way he talks about the Red Cross. Click HERE to listen to "Always First, Always Ready, Always There."
I hope these songs continue to be a source of inspiration for Red Cross volunteers and to everyone else to give of themselves in times of need.
My name is Trina Belamide and I'm a songwriter and record producer.
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