World Humanitarian Day is today and what better way to celebrate the day than to raise awareness. Humanatarians save millions of lives worldwide by placing their own lives at risk to help others. Last week, global superstar, Beyonce, performed her song “I Was Here” at the United Nations in NY to promote World Humanitarian Day.
The song was written by Diane Warren and was inspired by the 23 UN workers who were victims of the 2003 bombing in Baghdad, Iraq. All proceeds will be directed to World Humanitarian Day.
Beyonce sat down with Anderson Cooper to discuss her participation in World Hunmantarian Day, “We all have our purpose, and we all have our strengths…it feels so wonderful to do something for someone else. And I think for the U.N. to want to include the whole world was something important, and I feel like that’s what I represent.”
Beyonce’s humantarian efforts have encouraged other celebrities to support her in this global campaign. Justin Bieber, Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Gwyneth Paltow and many more will be participating in the global celebration.
The campaign asks that people help by assisting the homeless or volunteering at a local charity and Beyonce hopes she can inspire acts of kindness around the world.
If you would like to join Beyonce and the UN’s message of hope, you can add your voice the “I Was Here” campaign until 9:00am EST, the goal is to share 1 billion messages of hope through social networking. Click here to add your voice.
The campaigns’ message: “One day, one message, one goal. To inspire people all over the world to do something good, no matter how big or small, for someone else.”
World Humanitarian Day opens up an interesting question, do you believe celebrities have a social responsibility to give back? Sound off your comments below and include what you will be doing to support humanitarians worldwide.