Silverado High School Holds Benefit to Raise Funds for Doctors without Borders

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By Janice Eck 

(Victorville)– Silverado High School’s Art, Drama, Band, and Choir teams will work together through sales and performances to benefit Doctors without Borders (DwB) on April 21 at the campus’s Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. With a recommended $2 donation for admittance, visitors will be able to watch a shortened performance of the Drama Club’s Spring Play, “Just Another High School Play,” listen to the swooning voices of the Superior-rated Choir, awe at the talents of advanced guitarists and the rest of the members of Silverado’s Band, and marvel at the photographic and artistic talents of the Art students (samples of photographs on sale are listed). In addition, with a $10 or more donation, attendees will be able to take home a beautiful handmade ceramic bowl.

This multi-department effort within Silverado High School (SHS) displays the charitable side of the students and staff in their effort to give back to the global community. When High Desert Daily asked Michelle Blum, SHS Art teacher and Benefit Organizer, why they chose to donate to DwB, she answered, “We wanted to make it a worldwide project because of what’s happening with Ebola and with ISIS and several other humanitarian issues that are going on in Syria and many of the places in Africa. Almost everyone has a crisis right now, so we wanted to go bigger this year.”

DwB is a humanitarian organization that helps people in crisis. From conflict zones, natural disasters, and epidemics, they are the first ones to go in and take care of the sick and injured. Since they are a neutral organization, they hold no preference to race, politics or religion. Blum added, “They’re humanitarians and everyone’s human, so they’re more than happy to go in and help people.”

SHS would greatly appreciate the community’s support in this endeavor. This is not the only benefit the Fine Art Department will be holding. They also have a fundraiser planned for a local domestic violence program, but they do hope to raise a minimum of $200 for DwB. If you have some free time on April 21, stop by Silverado High School’s Performing Arts Center and donate to a great cause. If you are unable to attend, but would like to donate, please follow this link: http://events.doctorswithoutborders.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=3107 . Feel free to contact Ms. Blum at (760) 955-3353 if you make a donation of $10 or more. She’d love to create a bowl for you. Please keep in mind the $2 admittance donation is not mandatory, but every little bit helps. Even a dime may help purchase a vaccine.

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