Sunday, July 09, 2006

Sudan Relief Jam a smashing success

A great big THANK YOU goes out to the teenagers of the Sudan Relief Fund from Valrico, Fla., who banded together and successfully organized an 8-hour long benefit concert. This concert was in a really fun venue (Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa), included some great musical talent, and accompanied by good food. But what really made it successful was the dedication of everyone present to look beyond themselves and find a place in their heart for my friends in Darfur.

I look forward to seeing on their website (on the right side of this page) how much money was finally raised. But the real value of the event will not be in dollar signs, but in eyes opened and hearts touched. The more people know and care, the greater chance my friends have of living to see another day.

Congratulations to everyone who defied American apathy and proved that a small group of concerned people really can make a difference in the world.

1 comment:

Aylin said...

Hey Scott!

Thanks so much for mentioning our benefit concert on your homepage.

I personally apologize for not getting to this sooner... I know it has been a while. However, we are working on a brand new web site and are planning for a 2nd Annual Sudan Relief Jam in March.

I hope you'll be able to come once again and bring a few friends with you! Let me know if you're interested in helping out :)

We raised $16,000 last year by the way.

Thanks,
Aylin Saner
Chairwoman-Sudan Relief Committee