BA students' 'Take My Hand' CD headed to NYC

Monday, December 17th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

It's an exciting week for some Broken Arrow school students and their teacher. Martha Barrett wrote a song called "Take My Hand" for victims of the terror attacks.

To listen to a sample of Take My Hand CLICK HERE [Windows Media Player required]

Barrett's fourth and fifth graders at Rhoades Elementary recorded it and Barrett sent the song to New York Mayor Guiliani's office in hopes it would reach those affected by the attacks. Last week she was notified that the CD's would be distributed at a Winter Wonderland Faire for victims, families and relief workers this week. “So I'm very excited about that. And I hope that they appreciate it and know that we are saying it from our hearts when the kids are singing."

Broken Arrow hopes to send 3,500 CD's to New York, they've sent about 2,100 as of Monday. They hope to eventually make enough recordings to send to American troops in Afghanistan.

Barrett says rather than selling CD's to make money, they are raising money to send free CD's. Anyone wanting to donate can contact Rhoades Elementary school at 259-4440.