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StrongHearts Native Helpline Partners with The Marigold Project


April 27, 2020

(EAGAN, Minn., April 24, 2020) — The Marigold Project has selected StrongHearts Native Helpline as a recipient of net proceeds from the sale of a special 7” vinyl album and downloads of Nathaniel Rateliff’s song “Willie’s Birthday Song,” a tribute to Willie Nelson. The album will be available this summer exclusively at The forthcoming 7” release will also include a duet by Rateliff and Willie as the A-side, which will at that time be available digitally. Listen, share and download the song here:

Founded by Denver-based musician, Rateliff, The Marigold Project supports community and nonprofit organizations working on issues of economic and social justice. The Marigold Project believes that all people deserve to be treated with respect. In order to move forward together, The Marigold Project seeks to fund strategies that solve problems caused by income inequality, boost civic engagement, spark creativity, offer equitable access to growing and eating good food, and encourage gender and racial justice.

“The work of StrongHearts is something both Nathaniel and Willie are hugely supportive of, and we hope to shine a light on their efforts,” said Executive Director of The Marigold Project Kari Nott.

StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. StrongHearts advocates offer peer support and advocacy, education, safety planning, crisis intervention and referrals to Native centered domestic violence service providers.

“We are honored to be chosen as a beneficiary of this special project,” said StrongHearts Director Lori Jump (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians).


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