New Jersey Stage
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
New Jersey Rock and rollers Blondsense take The Stone Pony stage in support of our troops
The Adopt A Soldier Platoon was formed back in 2003 after a minor car accident involving a mother who had more on her mind than her driving (her son was leaving for Iraq) and the organization hasn't looked back since. Helping with care packages and contact from people who care here in the U.S.A. has made all the difference.
The NJ Elks Army Of Hope also steps forward to assist families who have had a father or mother called to active duty with the military reserve or National Guard. An Army of Hope, comprised of carpenters, electricians, mechanics, plumbers, attorneys, doctors, accountants, teachers, and professional people and tradesmen of every type, has been mobilized by the Order of Elks. Their Website makes no qualms about it. We are still at war. The casualties in Afghanistan increase every day at an even more alarming rate. These are not single deaths, with the death of a loved one, part of a family, neighborhood and community dies. The parents, the children or grandchildren, aunts and uncles, friends, neighbors, co-workers all lose part of their hearts.
Another group that will be participating is Operation Jersey Cares. A group comprised of Veterans and other proud Americans. This group dedicated volunteers who give freely of our time and talents to ensure that our "Combat Veterans" are getting the support they need for the sacrifices they are making.
Operation Jersey Cares send packages to our men and women to let them know that 'America' is behind their efforts. Other groups involved are Lt. Dennis W Zilinski II Foundation, and American Recreational Military Services (A.R.M.S) and the concentrated goal of everyone is to let our troops know that we all care.
All band proceeds from Blondesense downloads, the purchase of Blondsense CD's, and tickets for the upcoming show at the legendary Stone Pony on January 22, 2011 will be donated to the brave men and women that selflessly serve our nation and protect our freedom with their very lives. To me, it's a great cause for a great group of people. Special guests throughout the night will include Lisa Bouchelle, Christine Martucci, Cookiehead, and the very traditional performance of Shamrock & Thistle Pipe & Drum.
While donations are accepted at any time, these organizations really need you to come to the show for support. Shows like this rely on door draws and immediate numbers to continue operating. Any assistance towards that goal would be greatly appreciated. For further information please contact Blondsense directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the Website at: www.blondsensebenefitforadoptasoldierplatoon.com. And of course see it over at www.thestonepony.com