New York – The phrase “charity begins at home” means that one’s own family or country comes before any other responsibility. Third World Band has adopted that meaning in a big way by crusading for Jamaica, through charity. The band is scheduled to perform for two major charity events geared at raising funds to benefit Jamaica.
The first performance will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2011 in a, by invitation only, benefit for Chain of Hope in Jamaica. The second will take place at the American Friends of Jamaica annual gala on Thursday, November 17, 2011 in New York.
Richard Daley, bass player for the band remarks, “It is situations like these that make us happy we are in a position to help and bring attention to noteworthy causes. When we look at charities that we want to support, we have to look at home base first. All the band members are Jamaicans, so that’s home for us. We all have our individual charities that we lend assistance to and that’s just who we are. To be able to assist and be a part of something bigger than ourselves is important.”
For over four years, Third World Band has supported the efforts of the charitable advancement of Chain of Hope (COH) – A surgical mission team that provides cost free open heart surgery to children in Jamaica, whose families cannot afford this very costly surgery otherwise. And to help to raise funds that will continue to fund the charity’s work, the band will perform at a fundraising event this coming weekend. The band has teamed up with foundation in previous years to assist with fundraising efforts.