Here is some information on some additional fund raisers happening in the area to give aid to the communities affected by the tornados on April 28th.
Operation No Place Like Home: The Relief Project is an idea that was designed by a group of friends from Glade Spring, VA. Our community, and neighboring communities were caught by surprise when a deadly tornado struck them in the middle of the night on April 28, 2011. Our families and friends are in the area that was affected, and no matter where we were in our lives the tornado truly hit home to us. This is our efforts to rebuild the community that built us. FEMA has denied any federal aid to Southwest Virginia, therefore our community is going to have to build itself back with no government assistance.
We are proud to announce that we have partnered with United Way of Washington County and Habitat for Humanity of Washington County to donate all of our money from this fundraiser to help rebuild the community that built us! 100% of the money donated will be channeled into our hometown and surrounding communities.
Operation No Place Like Home is looking for Celebrity Guests that could come sign autographs, auction off memorabilia, be publicly recognized as a sponsor of the event during the concert. We are hoping to bring hope to our community in this time of devastation. If you cannot give of your time, then we would love to have any signed memorabilia to auction off to raise money for this cause. Any monetary donations would be greatly appreciated as well.
We plan on marketing ourselves in every way possible to bring awareness to this event and our community. Facebook will be a strong social network for us to be able to get the word out and update people on our progress. Twitter will be another strong network for us. We plan on reaching the local news/radio stations also. Sponsorships of the event are going to be strongly sought after by numerous people. Large corporations are going to be contacted to help in monetary donations and raffle prizes. There are numerous avenues which we plan to take to ensure that this event is a success, and that both charities have enough money to make a dent in what needs to be done.
Please help support our cause of giving back to the community. A charity concert will be held on June 18th, 2011 at the Damascus Town Park. It will begin at 3 PM . Admission to the event is strictly donations. An array of musicians will be entertaining, as well as Xtreme Dance Company. Raffles, silent auctions, and local food vendors will be a couple of the fundraising opportunities available at the event. Star Appearances will be made as well.
Thanks for joining in our efforts to enhance the lives of our hometown neighboring communities. Because there truly is “No Place Like Home!”
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us, The United Way of Washington County, or Washington County Habitat for Humanity.
Ann McCall Mayfield
The United Way of Washington County
Washington County Virginia Habitat for Humanity