Hello, my name is Ryan Clem Barnes, and this campaign is meant to help the struggles of a children's theatre named ARIEL Theatrical. ARIEL helps its participants learn principles that will help guide them in their lives, such as this one that I have strived to acheive in my life: "Live life in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you, no one would believe them."
In recent years ARIEL has undergone numerous economic strains, but no greater than those of right now. February 13th, a fire broke out in the building next to ARIEL, and while there was no fire damage done to the theatre, there was significant flooding and smoke damage resulting from the fire. This has left the theatre without any rehearsal area for a month and countless repairs to be made to rehearsal rooms, costumes, set pieces, etc.
This campaign will go towards repairing the damage done to the downstairs carpet, dance room floor, costumes and set pieces that were damaged as a result of the fire. Any additional dontations will go towards funding for the productions, camps and programs that ARIEL offers.
ARIEL Theatrical has existed since the early 90s and has served as a community theatre for the Salinas area to generations of children, teenagers and adults. I have been privileged enough to be involved with this organization for nearly 11 years; and, I have had the privilege of meeting many amazing people who have had a remarkable impact on the lives of others through participating and contributing to the program.
So please, especially those of you who know how community theatre can truly better the lives of those involved, contribute to help ARIEL Theatrical.