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October 26, 2017
SINGER-SONGWRITER ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN PARTNERS WITH USA FOR UNHCR, THE UN REFUGEE AGENCY, TO RAISE $1 MILLION THROUGH SONG DOWNLOAD CAMPAIGN
Sea Cliff, NY: Roger Street Friedman announced today that all proceeds from the sale of his song “No Safe Place” will be donated to the USA for UNHCR and other groups that provide direct aid to refugees. Donors download the song for $1 through his “One Million Downloads for Safety” campaign. The singer-songwriter seeks to raise $1 million for the refugee cause. Visit https://give.classy.org/roger4refugees.
“I am brokenhearted by the plight of these children and their families,” says Friedman. “I felt like I had to help. This campaign seemed like a great way to move other people to contribute while also raising awareness of the issue.”
Written by Roger Street Friedman, “No Safe Place” was produced by Grammy-nominated, and number one hit songwriter Felix McTeigue. The video, available on the campaign page, was created by award-winning director Laura Crosta.
Friedman is raising awareness of the global refugee crisis and helping children, and by extension all refugees, who bravely leave a brutal life at home in the hopes of finding a safer one in a foreign land. He sings: “And there’s no safe place for me/living on the edge of a knife/I’m just a kid in another mean century/looking for a better life”
ABOUT ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN: Roger Street Friedman, 54, is a singer-songwriter based in Sea Cliff, New York. Friedman restarted his music career in 2010 following the loss of his parents and the birth of his daughter. “No Safe Place” is from his critically acclaimed 2017 album, Shoot The Moon, which reached as high as #2 on the Roots Music Report Americana Country Album Chart. www.rogerstreetfriedman.com
ABOUT USA FOR UNHCR: USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, raises awareness about the refugee crisis among the American public and raises funds to help assist as many refugees as possible. As the only US-based nonprofit dedicated to fundraising for refugees and the UN Refugee Agency, USA for UNHCR plays a vital role helping and protecting the 65.6 million refugees and people displaced worldwide. www.unrefugees.org
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