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The ALARM GROUP (The Voice of the Voiceless)

$1,450 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 3 months
Created January 30, 2019
The ALARM GROUP
thealarmgroup.org 

We are raising money

 We need your help!

 We have received our 501(C)(3) Tax Exempt Certificate verification through the Federal Government. 
 
These funds will be used to build and complete our website that will host and distribute our videos as described in the narrative below.
 
Beyond that, donations will fund future travel and production expenses, which have up to now been covered by our limited resources and those of a few friends. Every participant in The ALARM GROUP has been working on a volunteer basis. We are looking for support to continue to give a voice to the voiceless and fulfill our mission as described below.
 
A little about The Alarm Group
A Living Amends Resource Media Inc. Foundation, DBA The Alarm Group.
 
To amend means to make a change. We believe the epidemic proportion of the drug problem in the United States requires change, so we decided to act on creating the change we want to see.
 
We started interviewing and filming families who have lost loved ones to addiction, particularly to prescription opioids and heroin. We’ve seen the raw results of this plague and couldn’t sit on the sidelines. It seemed like everyone we talked to knew or was related to someone who had died of an overdose or complications of opioid drug use.
We had to do something. One thing that we do well is document stories, so this is what we set out to do. It became our mission.
 
Everyone knows how powerful personal stories can be. As we began to document heart-wrenching stories through visual media, we began to see the cathartic effects of telling the story, of seeing the personal effects on real people, and of allowing parents and friends to re-live through story the life of their son, daughter, friend, or cousin. In reliving the story, they bring to life for themselves and others the reality of lives lost, lives lived, pain, joy, sorrow and loss.
 
This has been a real education -- not drug facts or signs or symptoms -- It’s way too late for that.
 
These are stories that need to be heard, for the uninitiated public to see, feel and hear what the drug epidemic in America means in human terms. The cathartic value for the storyteller is important, but the experience for the viewer, who gets an unusually intimate and visceral connection to a personal story in a way other media cannot capture, is a call to action and a demand for change.
 
We have watched as one story teller tells another and before long whole groups of mothers, aunts, uncles, fathers and friends have found us, wanting to tell their story, to help and be helped; to share the pain and to spread the word about what the drug epidemic means to people across all strata of our society.
 
Our scope has become national and these stories are being heard. By doctors, parents, counselors, schools, drug courts, police, probation departments, rehabs and others who need knowledge and information to help the addicts and families who still suffer. We hope to expand our ability to serve, and seek your help to do so.
 
We are a non-for-profit organization and exist by the generosity of those we serve; if you can help with a story, a donation or a referral to a group that needs our help, please visit our website at   http://www.TheAlarmGroup.org (which is currently under construction) or call us at 312-788-0377 today. If you cannot donate today, Please remember us in the future as every donation counts.
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 We so grateful to have received our 501(C)(3) Tax Exempt Certificate verification through the Federal Government in the mail yesterday. Thank you and here is a private link to the latest story we had the opportunity to document.
https://youtu.be/F8wBIip7Gs8
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This is a private link of The ALARM GROUPS first story from Houston, Texas. So much more to do. Thank you for helping me to be able to do this. Wishing you well.
https://youtu.be/UE94-0GVrqk
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It has taken 11 days to get all of the footage from Texas transferred and converted and now our work begins of telling their story’s.
Wishing you well. #devotionalservice
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My nephew and I are currently in Arkansas, driving home from Houston, Texas. I had the incredible opportunity to meet, share, listen to and document the heart breaking story’s of 15 families. The work has just begun. Thank you for your support. Please share The ALARM GROUP’S mission with your friends and families. We must network with others.
After arriving at our hotel last night I overheard a couple talking about a girl that overdosed in her room Saturday night. In the hotel it seemed like every television station was talking about the opioid epidemic. While in the car driving today the the podcast my nephew was listening to was also on the opioid epidemic. These story’s need to be made available in grade schools, high schools and so much more. So much to do. Wishing you well....
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$1,450 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 3 months
Created January 30, 2019
The ALARM GROUP
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