Currington sets up foundation to help Central America
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Currington sets up foundation to help Central America

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 – Billy Currington is setting up a new organization, Global South Relief, to help Central American countries by delivering supplies to locals.

The first countries to benefit will be Guatemala and Costa Rica. In previously visiting these areas, Currington became aware of the need for and lack of basic necessities. "I've been so inspired by the people of these countries," said Currington. "They survive on very little, and it serves as a reminder that I am very blessed and can provide assistance. The goal is to make this an annual trip and to reach as many countries as we can in the future to provide these people with some relief."

In conjunction with Nashville songwriters Brett Jones (That's How Country Boys Roll), Scotty Emerick (Beer For My Horses) and Dallas Davidson (Start A Band), Currington will play a free show at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday at Sloppy Joe's in Key West, Fla. to raise awareness for the effort.

Following the event, Currington, Jones, Emerick and Davidson will travel to both countries to deliver the first round of goods. Visit for more information and to view photos and videos from Currington's previous trips. The Global South Relief Foundation is in development and will soon be able to accept donations.

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