NEW YORK – A group of 9/11 victims' relatives who've pledged to make their voices heard are using a new method — songs.
A handful of family members lent their voices to two songs — "Wake Up Everybody" and "I Cried" — that condemn the Sept. 11 terror attacks and the pain they caused.
New York producer Terry E. Lewis said the songs were recorded with a hip-hop group called "Angels with Broken Wings" — and that three-quarters of the royalties will be devoted to a coalition of family members representing victims' relatives.
"It's sending a message," Lewis said.
Bill Doyle, who lost his son in the World Trade Center attacks and sings on the album, said the proceeds will be used for 9/11 family members' health-care needs, costs of the coalition's effort to spread information, and even the permanent tribute that will eventually be at Ground Zero.
"I think [Lewis] is very sincere," said Doyle, who organized the families who are involved in the project.
He added that the producer is trying "to do a good thing for the families."
Monica Iken, a WTC widow and co-founder of September's Mission, said she agreed to sing on the album because she wanted to support things "that help to continue what we're doing, our work with newsletters [and creating] an information source for the families."