Thank you to all those who made it out to Rosemarie McCaffery Antiques last week to support ASR’s existing projects in Haiti, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, in Chad with the Darfuri refugees living there, and in New Orleans. It was a beautiful event thanks to Robert Ross who gave a moving talk on why ASR’s work is so important (maybe we will be able to post a copy of his talk on the ASR blog!), to Cathie Ross, Irene Mink and Rosemarie McCaffery for their tireless work in preparing the beautiful setting and to all the volunteers who made the evening so enjoyable.
In case you weren’t there, a picture of what you missed: the festive sounds of steel drums played by Chris Arpad reverberated down Montana Ave in Santa Monica, CA welcoming everyone to Rosemarie’s shop filled with gorgeous French antiques from her recent travels. Upon entering, guests were greeted by our incredible volunteers selling raffle tickets for a gorgeous candlelight dinner for 14 in Rosemarie’s shop and tickets to the opening weekend of the Irish Film Festival. Delicious wines, cheeses, and crackers surrounded by fruit, walnuts and almonds lied upon silver French antique platters and four screens were showing a montage of Aid Still Required projects around the world.
Robert Ross gave an inspiring speech about the need for sustained giving in the wake of a disaster and the importance of the types of projects that Aid Still Required has developed and continues to implement. Those in attendance were witness to both the inaugural showing of ASR’s new promotional video and a video sent from Hunter and Andrea in the stands during a Darfur United match in Kurdistan, Iraq!
Thank you again for all of your support and keep up to date with upcoming events by visiting the Events Tab on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/