Be a Hero

In August I was on the faculty of the Salvation Army's TAM Concervatory (August Archive: the 8th through the 14th)

We had a guest speaker there named Vergilio. He told us about his work with children who lost both of their parents to AIDS. The theme of the week was Be a Hero, so the youth decided to be heroes by raising money for an orphanage in Nigeria that Vergilio said needed it the most. These young people challenged themselves to raise $10,000 by December 1, and $50,000 by the time they return to TAM next August. They've raised $8030.02, which means they have less than two weeks for the remaining $1969.98 of their first goal.

If you'd like to help them help AIDS orphans in Africa, I encourage you to purchase a DVD of the final program at the Conservatory. It was filmed by students in the AV track. The piece I directed is called "The Heroes of Righteousness and Justice," and you should also watch for "The Story of Rachel" directed by Susan Somerville Brown.

The DVDs are $15 (suggested donation), and I'll cover the postage for the six that I have. Click here now for instructions on how to order.

1 comment:

Rich & Joyce Swingle said...

Instructions for ordering a TAM DVD:

1. Post a comment below. Put your name, how many DVDs you're ordering, and how many are left.

2. Send a check or money order made out to The Salvation Army with TAM HERO Fund in the memo line. Send it to:

TAM HERO FUND
Rich Swingle
@ the Helen Hayes Theatre
240 W 44th St., Ste. 7
New York, NY 10036

Be sure to include your return address.

Anything you give in addition to the $15 suggested donation is tax deductable.

If all six DVDs have been claimed, contact Ian Evans. He'll let you know if any more are available at Headquarters.