May 2, 2017 Newsletter
Written by Conrad Weaver
It is hard to believe that the month of May is already here! I am continuing to work on my new documentary film, Heroin’s Grip, and lately I’ve been spending time with Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputies as they work hard to stop the flow of drugs into our county, and respond to heart-breaking heroin overdose cases nearly every day. They are doing important work, and are saving lives!
In the News
Heroin addiction continues to make headlines in our area and around the country. This past Friday, April 28, the story about our film was featured in a front page article in the Frederick News-Post. In fact, nearly the entire Friday edition of the Post was filled with stories about the heroin epidemic, including a 34 page magazine that went in-depth on the issue here in Frederick County. I’m very thankful for their coverage of our film!
$25K in the Month of May!
We have a goal of raising $25,000 in the month of May toward the production of Heroin’s Grip! We need your help to accomplish this through corporate sponsorships as well as individual donations. We raised a little more than $5000 through our crowd-funding campaign, and we’re very grateful for everyone who made a contribution! That was a good start, but this is far short of the total funds we need in order to produce a high quality film like this. To make a personal contribution or a contribution “In Memory of… a loved one or friend,” please click here. (All contributions toward Heroin’s Grip are tax-deductible thanks to our friends and partners at the Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocates.)
Our first two corporate sponsors for our film are Securitas USA, and the American Microwave Corporation. We are grateful for their support! If you would like your company to be represented as a sponsor please contact us!
“The opioid epidemic is affecting all communities and families from all walks of life. We hope this documentary helps to raise awareness of, and find solutions to address the epidemic. We are grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to the efforts of this film.” – Dwayne M. Gulsby, President, Mid-Atlantic Region, Securitas Security Services, USA
“Thank you for offering American Microwave Corporation the opportunity to participate in this very important project. I have been following the progression of this drug epidemic in America through television newscasts and find it to be overwhelming. And now to find it at our doorstep in Frederick County Maryland really hits home. I hope that, through your movie making skills, you can educate people about the truly destructive nature of these drugs on our friends and neighbors and help save lives. I hope that in some small way, our contribution can promote an effective solution to this growing epidemic.” – Raymond Sicotte, Chairman & CEO, American Microwave Corporation
Until next time, thanks for reading!