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“I’m proud to be an ‘IRC Voice,’ helping raise awareness about the International Rescue Committee’s life-changing work providing educational opportunities to refugee children,” he said.
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a global leader in emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by conflict and oppression. Of every $1 the IRC spends, 93¢ goes to programs and services that directly benefit refugees and war-affected populations.
John Legend has won nine Grammy awards and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. He launched his career as a session player and vocalist, contributing to best-selling recordings by Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Kanye West before recording his own unbroken chain of Top 10 albums.
John Legend is very involved in charity activities – earlier this year he contributed the track “Love I’ve Never Known” to the Red Hot Organization’s most recent album “Red Hot+Rio 2.” The album is a follow-up to the 1996 “Red Hot+Rio.” Proceeds from the album sales will be donated to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV and related health and social issues.
His involvement with the International Rescue Committee were appreciated by his fans through Facebook.
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