PAY IT FORWARD TO CARNEGIE HALL

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Raised by 15 people in 50 months
My name is Andrew Davis

"Pay It Forward" is the name of my  project that I am trying to raise money for that will be used to help La Quinta High School Wind Symphony get to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall, and hopefully at Ground 0.  As a La Quinta High School graduate, I feel proud to help raise money for others as they did for me when I built my 9/11 Memorial, in the City of La Quinta at the Civic  Center Campus Park, with an authentic peice of steel from Ground 0  in New York, that was dedicated on January 23, 2013!  I heard about this when they performed on 9/11 at the annual Candle Light Vigil that we had. I was moved and wanted to help, and what a better way than to "Pay It Forward".

When I went to speak to the band at La Quinta High School , one of the questions they asked me was, what was the next project I was going to work on. I proudly without hesitation said, YOURS!!!

When we are in New York, I plan on taking the students on a tour of the new 9/11 Memorial Museum, where a description of the La Quinta 9/11 Memorial is part of the display. I hope to get them to understand how important it is to "Never Forget", and experience what I felt when I was at Ground 0 where the peice of steel came from that is in my memorial. Everything hit me like a ton of bricks, and then I understood what took me three years to achieve, was really all about!

There have been so many touching stories that people who were affected shared with me over the three plus years that it took me to do my 9/11 Eagle Project , that have really changed my life. One of the most meaningful one was when we had a fund raiser at Red Robin, a couple came up to me and said how happy they were that I was doing this, as they lost their daughter that day, and now will have a local place to go to reflect!! With everyone coming together to make my project become a reality not only for me, but for others as well, is what this is all about!

Any donation you give is greatly appreciated. If you are interested in giving a larger amont please email me as we are working on putting together some packages that will include watching the Wind Symphony perform at Carnegie Hall and a DVD of one of their performances; A VIP Tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum with myself and a professional guide; a hotel room in New York; a private concert with the Wind Symhony; among other things.

I would have never been able to raise the money needed to build the 9/11 Memorial for my Boy Scout Eagle project  on my own, but thanks to the City of La Quinta, as well as all the local businesses who came to support me, my dream to keep people to "Never Forget", came to a reality!  I wanted to take this time to list these businesses and individuals as I feel that it is alway important to THANK people as much as possible!!!
- City of La Quinta
- Boettcher Concrete Construction, Inc.
- Robert Radi
- Sandi Young
- Vintage Associates
- Novak Djokovic
- Elks Lodge of Indio
- Barron S Wall
- Ernie Ball Guitar Strings
- Red Robin of La Quinta
- Louise's Panrty
- Best Signs,Inc.
- Mohr Electric
- RA Strucural Engineering
- Young Engineering
- The Desert Sun
- La Quinta Fire Department
- La Quinta Cove Neighborhood Association

I also wanted to thank all of the many other donors who contributed to support this 9/11 Memorial project as well.

Please help me "Pay It Forward" so that the La Quinta High School Band can not only perform in Carnegie Hall, but hopefully also at Ground 0!
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For Immediate Release

March 9, 2015


"PAY IT FORWARD" CAMPAIGN AND THANK YOU CONCERT AT THE 9/11 MEMORIAL ON
MARCH 21, 2015 11:30 AM

The La Quinta High School Wind Symphony is holding a concert at the 9/11 Memorial at the La Quinta Civic Center Park (see attached flyer)

Please show your support as the Wind Symphony is still around $7,500 short of reaching their goal to go to New York and perform at Carnegie Hall!




February 17, 2015

We wanted to up date you on the latest news with Andrew's "Pay It Forward" Campaign.

An anonymous donor has once again agreed to match up to $5,000.00 that Andrew can raise to help get the La Quinta High School Wind Symphony to New York!!!

If you would rather send a check, you can mail it to us at the address below

The Tax ID # is 71-0954077 that you can use for a tax write off

Sincerely,
The Davis Family

54785 Avenida Rubio
La Quinta California 92253
(760) 985-6939





Andrew is "Paying It Forward" by helping raise money to get the La Quinta High School Wind Symphony to perform at Carnegie Hall and at Ground 0. His goal is to help raise $10,000 of the $75,000 needed.

Please go to the GoFundMe link listed below that he has just started to read more and help donate. If you have any questions, please contact me.

http://www.gofundme.com/j6jlq4



Sincerely,
The Davis Family
(760) 985-6939

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 3 , 2014
"PAY IT FORWARD" CAMPAIGN TO START AT RED ROBIN THURSDAY DECEMBER 4, 2014



(La Quinta,CA) On Thursday December 4, 2014 from 5 PM to 10 PM, the Red Robin restaurant located at 78-722 HWY 111 in La Quinta will kick off the "PAY IT FORWARD" campaign to raise funds to send the LA Quinta High School Wind Symphony to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall and hopefully at Ground 0. This new idea came from Eagle Scout Andrew Davis, who wanted to give back like others did for him when he built the 9/11 memorial in the City of La Quinta on the Civic Center Campus Park. When Andrew heard the La Quinta High School Wind Symphony perform on 9/11 at the memorial during the Candle Light Vigil, he was moved and wanted to help - and what a better way than to "Pay it Forward". As a La Quinta High School graduate, Andrew feels proud to help out, and he wants to talk with his contacts he made and in New York at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. "I hope to get the students to understand how important it is to "Never Forget" by touring the new 9/11 Museum where the La Quinta 9/11 memorial is on display, and experience what I felt when I was at Ground 0 in November of 2012". And with the help of everyone, Andrew also hopes that enough money can be raised to have the Wind Symphony also perform at Ground 0. "When I was in New York and standing at Ground 0 where the piece of steel came from that is in my memorial here in La Quinta, everything hit me like a ton of bricks, and then I understood what took me three years to achieve, was really all about. And this is what I want the La Quinta High School Wind Symphony to experience as well. And hopefully with this "Pay it Forward" campaign it can become a reality for them like it did for me ! "




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Thank you for all of the people who have helped support our fund raising campaign to help get everyone to New York. We are getting closer to our goal! Sincerely, The Davis Family
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We wanted to up date you on the latest news with Andrew's "Pay It Forward" Campaign.

An anonymous donor has once again agreed to match up to $5,000.00 that Andrew can raise to help get the La Quinta High School Wind Symphony to New York!!!

If you would rather send a check, you can mail it to us at the address below

The Tax ID # is 71-0954077 that you can use for a tax write off

Sincerely,
The Davis Family

54785 Avenida Rubio
La Quinta California 92253

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Our son Andrew is helping "Pay It Forward" by trying to raise $10,000 to help get the La Quinta High School Wind Symphony to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall and Ground 0. Please go to http://www.gofundme.com/j6jlq4 to find more about this. Thank you for all of your support over these years helping our son learn how important it is to "give back" to others!
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