Hunter Heaney returned from northern Uganda and together with friends Chris Holmes and Jay Sweet began putting an organization together. At a dinner hosted by Sweet, Heaney met Anna Gabriel. Anna, daughter of Peter Gabriel, had grown up around the intersection of music, activism and African issues, and as a documentary filmmaker saw an opportunity to amplify these voices from northern Uganda. In 2009 The Voice Project taped what would become the first links in a chain of artists covering other artists, passing the torch from one to another. It was a cue taken from the women of northern Uganda, this idea of using music to spread the word from one to another. Web designer Jason Young came on board and The Voice Project website was built and with the new cover chain videos, raised awareness and hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to be deployed on the ground in central Africa, supporting singers and rehabilitation programs of returnees, as well as amplifying their voices and messages as The Voice Project worked to collect and catalog the Dwog Paco (Come Home) songs. Next would be to distribute them out into the jungle, into the current combat theaters of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and southern Sudan (now South Sudan).