Jimmy Henchmen, Wyclef, Lend Assistance To Haitians

Jimmy "Henchmen"

Rosemond is trekking to Haiti today (March 2) to visit underprivileged children

from the L’Athletique d’Haiti soccer program and donate 200 pairs of sneakers

and soccer balls.

Rosemond, who manages

rapper the Game, will also lend support to Yele Haiti, a charitable organization

founded by rapper/activist Wyclef Jean of the Fugees.

"The deplorable

conditions that I have witnessed in Haiti have created a sense of urgency to

get involved and assist with the rebuilding efforts," said Rosemond. "As

a Haitian-American, I am extremely proud to be able to donate to the children

of Haiti."

Rosemond and Wyclef

Jean will also meet with government officials in Haiti to discuss present conditions

and methods of improvement.

Haiti is currently

one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere, with the majority of its

8 million residents living on less than $1 per day.

Unemployment is

close to 80 percent and average life expectancy is less than 50 years.

"As a man

of influence within the community, it is my responsibility to increase awareness

among the Hip-Hop generation," Rosemond concluded.

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