TONIGHT: Fundraiser for Webb Elementary School After-School Program
- Friends and neighbors,
We hear a lot of discussion about crime, quality of life issues, and
youth in our area. While it's good to talk about these issues, it's
also important to take proactive action. In my personal opinion,
there's little room to omplain unless you're wiling to step up and do
something. This is your chance, and it won't cost very much.
The after-school program of Webb Elementary School provides activities
to youth after the end of the school day. Unfortunately, the program
is GREATLY UNDERFUNDED, with the government allotting only ONE
thousand dollars per year for this program. Recently, I heard that
the program--which has 221 students-- didn't even receive its allotted
funding last year and hasn't yet received any for this year.
Trinidad Association, a local non-profit group, has organized a
fundraiser to be held TONIGHT at 1103 Bladensburg Road NE. In
exchange for a $20 donation, you'll receive free food, drinks, and
music (DJ T Y, a Trinidad native). Here are the details:
Where: 1103 Bladensburg Road NE (Jimmy Valentine's)
When: 6pm - 9pm
Who: You and your friends and neighbors
Why: Because $20 is a small amount to pay to help out a valuable yet
underfunded (or, possibly, unfunded) after-school program.
My company, Ashburn Security Technologies, has pledged a donation, and
I encourage other local businesses to do so as well. It's time we
stop complaining unless we're actually doing something, and this is a
chance to do something great.
As a proud Trinidad/Ward 5 resident, I'll be there tonight, and hope
that you'll join me.
Matt W. Ashburn
Ashburn Security Technologies, LLC
Security alarms and cameras for home or business
Phone: (202) 683-7446
Fax: (202) 280-1319