Won't somebody please help us through,
This town is falling apart and soon so will my heart.”
Willoughby uploaded to YouTube a video of herself playing the song and within a few hours, the video had thousands of hits.
That afternoon, Amy Willoughby, Rebekah's mother, received a call from “ABC World News,” asking permission to feature the video. It aired on that night's production and, the same evening, on the BBC in England.
Now, the song is available for download on iTunes and Amazon.com. All proceeds will be donated to the United Way Disaster Relief Fund. You can also hear the song and download it from Willoughby's website: www.oklahomastrongsong.com.
“I've always thought it would be really cool to be a professional singer but that definitely wasn't my intention while writing this song,” Willoughby said. “I mostly wrote this song just to give the people of Moore and Shawnee and all the places that got hit by the tornadoes some hope to be able to rebuild their towns.”
— Heather Warlick