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Grammy Award Winner Scott Stapp Visits IsraAID Program in Japan

Voice of Creed Raises Awareness One Year After Devastating Tsunami

By: Daniel Horowitz

Published: April 12th, 2012 in News » World

Grammy Award Winner Scott Stapp Visits IsraAID Program in Japan

One year after Japan's devastating 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, Grammy Award winner Scott Stapp, singer, songwriter, voice of Creed and founder of the Scott Stapp With Arms Wide Open Foundation, a charity organization dedicated to helping underprivileged children and families around the world, recently paid a visit to some of the worst hit areas to show support for continued recovery and revitalization and promote global support for Japan.

Stapp is among the most successful artists of the modern rock era. As Creed's lead vocalist, he has sold over 35 million records, with 26 million sold in the United States alone. He has toured the world several times, selling out arenas and major stadiums. His song, "With Arms Wide Open" won a Grammy as Best Rock Song of 2000.

In cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, IsraAID, U.S. Forces Japan and USO, Stapp visited with victims of the tsunami of all ages in affected towns such as Sendai and Ishinomaki along Japan's northeast coastline. Stapp also met with fans and performed an acoustic show on board the USS George Washington at Yokosuka Naval Base for several thousand U.S. troops stationed in Japan, many of whom have recently returned from deployment around the world.

"My heart breaks for the victims,” said an emotional Stapp. “One year ago, our friends in Japan suffered a catastrophe of epic proportions. We will not forget the orphans, widows and families that lost every possession they have known. God bless the all those at the US Embassy and our troops on the ground providing medical care, meals and shelter. I am looking forward to performing for our troops stationed in Japan and to let them know that we appreciate the hard work, compassion, and sacrifice required for such an extraordinary humanitarian relief effort," Stapp cites as his motivation for visiting Japan.

Stapp was accompanied by wife Jaclyn Stapp, a former Miss New York, children's book author, model and national spokesperson, who read her book Wacky Jacky: The Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen to both Japanese and U.S. military children in efforts to inspire hope and teach lessons in self-esteem and positive outlook.

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto is the world’s largest financial supporter of IsraAID, The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid. IsraAID is an Israeli-based humanitarian organization that responds to emergencies all over the world with targeted help. This includes every aspect of disaster relief, from search and rescue to rebuilding communities and schools, to providing aid packages, medical assistance, and micro-financing to rebuild businesses and post-psychotrauma care. IsraAID has also been involved in an increasing number of international development projects with a focus on agriculture, medicine, and mental health.

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