Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Benefit Show for Ted, Sharon, and baby!

Beth Pyper-Holz has now gotten in on the "barn-raising" head first! She's organizing a benefit show at The Eagles34 in South Minneapolis on Sunday, September 25. The Betsies are playing. If you are in a band or know of a band that would like to participate, contact Beth Pyper-Holz on Facebook or contact her via email at

If you're neither in a band, or know of a band, hopefully you can still come and enjoy a band!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

As you know, Ted and Sharon's baby will be born any day, and their new house is contaminated with mold and must be repaired in order to be inhabitable. At the moment, they are essentially homeless. The repairs will cost at least $25,000. This house is their nest and they can not live there until this work is done.

In the past, communities got together for barn raising events when a family needed shelter. Perhaps our contemporary version of barn raising is coming together as a support community through facebook.

Ted has 561 friends on facebook, and Sharon has close to the same number. Many of us are friends with both Ted and Sharon, so let's use 561 for doing the math. If 561 of us each sent Ted and Sharon $40 we could raise $22,440 in a week. If each of us went out for a nice dinner this week, we'd spend at least $40. If we skipped the dinner, we could repair Ted and Sharon's house!

How many of us say, 'I love Ted'...'I love Sharon'. It's so easy to talk about community....let's BE one.