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Ewart Family Sunday Update

Here’s the latest update on the Ewart Family. In the early morning on Tuesday, December 20th, fire destroyed their Valencia home. Six family members were in the house at the time, three were seriously injured and sent to the Grossman Burn Center.  Since the fire, our Valley has jumped in to assist.  This is the latest update courtesy of neighbors, Josy and Steve Block.

DAVID is resting comfortably at home after a very exhausting day yesterday.  He very badly wants to go to Church tomorrow, which is why he is trying to take it very easy today.  The following information is from Mary Berg at the Newhall Church of the Nazarene:  We are asking the Church members to please make it a point not to bombard him.  He will be arriving a little late, and will possibly leave a little early.  This will all be based upon how he feels & what he says.  He may want to stay to see people.  But, please be ready to play it by ear & take it one step at a time.  He shouldn't get too tired out because the Daily News will be interviewing him later in the afternoon, and hopefully, he will get a chance to rest before that.  At this point he pretty much realizes everything about his loss, but please be sensitive to the fact that he is still digesting a lot of information.  We would recommend that you continue to keep the conversation light, unless he brings something up.



MICHAEL continues to rest, relax and recover. 



IMMEDIATE NEEDSDavid needs the following items:  1 Lightweight Bathrobe, 1 Humidifier , 1 Electric Blanket (Twin size)

If you are able to get any of these items, please let us know & we will provide you with delivery details.  Please send us an email BEFORE you purchase any of these items, in case someone already volunteered to do so.  We will notify you by return email if the item still needs purchasing.  (and THANK YOU for all your enthusiastic replies!  It is a testament to how well David is loved by the outpouring of so many generous friends wishing to help at a moments' notice!).

*  Please remember to call Mary Berg (661) 259-2877 or email her at mndberg@aol.com if you would like to schedule a visit with David.  If you want to bring him any kind of special treat, he really likes Jamba Juices!  He likes Mango or any other flavor, except Banana, so please don't bring anything with banana in it.
 
TOMORROW:  Bone Marrow Registry for Ryan Baker - Last minute reminder to please try to stop by the Newhall Church of the Nazarene to register for the Bone Marrow registry and/or to donate blood.  There will be activities for the kids and refreshments, so it will be a fun way to help the family.  1:00pm to 5:00pm at Newhall Church of the Nazarene - 23857 The Old Road, Newhall, CA 91321 (661) 259-5272 .  Walk-ins welcome.


*  It's so heartwarming to see such nice things continuing to happen for the Ewarts.  We are told that today, Michelle Crawford, Kim Reed and Irwin Brown cleaned out David's car.  Now, for those of you who don't know David well, this was no easy feat!!  LOL.  David's a "run-around" dad, and therefore has accumulated a lot of "stuff" in the car.  Irwin Brown wants to make life easy for David and has arranged for the car to be overhauled and detailed!!!  Thanks Irwin!!!  Floyd at Tune-Up King will be donating some of the work!  Pretty Cool!!!  Thanks to all of you for your teamwork in making this happen!!!



Foster Elementary School's Wisdom Tree family night was fun and successful - there were over 120 people in attendance which is quite a good turnout.  They donated 10% of their sales directly to the Ewart Catastrophe Fund, which of course is deeply appreciated!  Thank you to Shirley Buchignani for organizing this event.



Celebrity Golf Tournament Planning Meeting - DATE CHANGE - We are changing the date of this meeting to Wednesday, February 1, 2006 to better accommodate everyone's schedule.  The members of this team will be receiving a separate email with more specifics.
 
 
 

Remember to check the websites... http://www.EwartAid.org
 
***UPCOMING EVENTS ***
 
Sunday, January 22, 2006 - Blood Drive (for the Ewarts and Ryan Baker) and Bone Marrow Registry for Ryan Baker.  1:00pm to 5:00pm.  Newhall Church of the Nazarene - 23857 The Old Road, Newhall, CA 91321 (661) 259-5272 - Peggy is the secretary
 
Monday, January 23, 2006 - 10am to 12pm - KHTS AM-1220, Santa Clarita's Hometown Station is planning a 2-hour community radio program devoted to the Ewarts.  The program will be live from the Westfield Valencia Town Center kiosk.
 
Friday, January 27, 2006 - 8:00pm - Imaginary Winds Concert at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in North Hollywood.  The concert will consist of music written for wind ensembles of various sizes by W.A. Mozart, whose 250th birthday will be celebrated that day.  Imaginary Winds is an ensemble consisting of Los Angeles' finest studio & symphonic woodwind, brass, and percussion artists.  The church is located at: 6020 Radford Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91606, and is on the northeast corner of Oxnard Ave. and Radford Street, one block east of the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood,  Free parking is plentiful.  Tickets will be available at the door & admission will be $20.00 with youth and senior discounts available.  Kids under 8 or over 80 will be admitted for free.  Proceeds will be donated to the Ewart family.
 
Saturday, January 28, 2006 - Free Community Scrapbooking event at Remember When...Scrapbooking, located at 23407 Lyons Avenue in Valencia from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.  There are 8 spots available.  A Professional Scrapbook Designer/Teacher will be available for consultations if you are new to scrapbooking.  Products will be provided for you to work on pages for the Ewart's Scrapbook and/or you can bring your own items.  Please BRING PICTURES of the Ewarts.  
 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - Baja Fresh Fundraiser for the Ewarts.  Bring in the attached flyer (if you did not receive the attachment on 1/17, please let us know & we can email you a copy) - 15% of sales will be donated to the Ewart Catastrophe Fund (5pm to 10pm, select stores only - see flier).
 
*  Wednesday, February 1, 2006 - 7pm-8pm - Celebrity Golf Tournament Planning Meeting at the Block's Home

 
*  Saturday, February 4, 2006 - 10:00am Fundraiser Group Meeting at the Block's home.
 
Tuesday, February, 7, 2006 - The Musicians Union, Local 47 is organizing a Blood Drive at the Local 47 Auditorium from 10am until 5pm.  It is located at 815 Vine Street in Hollywood.  The Providence Blood Donor Center will provide everything, right down to juice & cookies.  And every donor will receive a coupon for a free "pint" of ice cream from Baskin Robbins.  Please call (323) 993-3159 to sign up.  Walk-ins are available and soon there will be a web site available to sign up electronically.
 
Saturday, February 25, 2006 Vince Falzone's CD Release Party at SCVARTS.  Music style is Pop/Rock (similar to John Meyer).  The content is fitted for the whole family.  This is a family oriented event with no alcohol involved.  There will be a live band performing with refreshments, raffle prizes and live radio streaming broadcasting.  If you want to hear a sample of Vince's music, you can go to:  www.MusicByVince.com.  Tickets are $8.00 per person if you pre-purchase, and $10.00 per person at the door.  You can pre-purchase tickets by e-mailing:  Music@MusicByVince.com with your request and you will receive detailed instructions.  50% of both pre-purchased and door ticket sales will be donated to the Ewarts' fund.  CD's are $12 regularly (on the website and retail), but $10 at the show.  The website is:  http://www.MusicByVince.com.  SCV Arts' website is:  www.scv-arts.com.  They are located at:  27737 Bouquet Canyon Road, #113, Santa Clarita, CA 91350 (in Telly's plaza). 
 
Sunday, March 19, 2006 Benefit Comedy Show at J.R.'s Comedy Club at Marie Callendars.  "G" Rated comedy for the whole family.  $20.00 per person - the entire show amount is to be donated to the Ewart Catastrophe Fund.  Dinner (optional) at 5:30 - cost $22 or $29.  First Show:  7:00pm to 8:30pm, Late Show:  9:00pm to 10:30pm. To get your tickets, please send a check for $20.00 per person in your party.  Checks should be made payable to "David Ewart Catastrophe Fund".  Be sure to write the account number in the memo section of your check:  8606-155136.  Mail to:  Imagination Station, PO Box 220983, Newhall, CA 91321, ATTN:  Josy
     With your check, please include the following information
     * names of all the people in your party
     * your preference of early show or late show
     * Will you be coming for the 5:30 dinner/show, or just the 7pm show or 9pm show
      *Return address for us to mail your tickets to you. 
 

 
*** HELP WANTED ***
 
* Secondary Storage Facility - We have had such an overwhelming response for donated furniture that our 10 x 10 facility at Castaic Lake Storage will probably be filled by the end of this week.  We still have nearly 20 other pick-ups ready to be scheduled.  Is there anyone out there that has a storage facility available?  Extra space in a garage?  Part of a warehouse?  We estimate we will need this facility for 6 months, give or take a little.
 
*  We would like to begin putting together a team for the Silent Auction that will be held in conjunction with the Celebrity Golf Tournament and/or the Gala Event.  If you are interested in helping with this event, please send me an email.
 
 We need a Co-Chair to help run the Spring/Summer Boutique.  Experience preferred.