Monday, January 28, 2013

Call for Volunteers

Last year St. Paul's Christian Church in Raleigh, N.C., hosted a screening of Abandoned Allies. They have a very active congregation and do a lot to support the local Montagnard community. Today I received a call for volunteers for a program that sounds so promising.

Here's more information about volunteering with the Montagnard community in Raleigh, N.C.:
Montagnards are eager to learn, but need your help! St. Paul's Christian Church is starting a tutoring program on Sunday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. St. Paul's is located at 3331 Blue Ridge Rd. in Raleigh, near Rex Hospital. 
This will be an informal program - no experience is required, just flexibility and a willingness to help as needed. We have several Montagnard children who need help with homework and reading skills. Several adults would also like help with English conversation and literacy. We may need you to read a simple book with a child or adult, help a teenager write an essay, or simply talk with an adult to build confidence in their English speaking abilities. 
If you would like to volunteer or like more information, contact Diane Faires (919-787-1278, or Laura Klauke (

If you've watched Abandoned Allies and felt the call to encourage and support the local Montagnard community, this is a fantastic opportunity. It's a great way to get started. Everyone I've met at St. Paul's has been kind, warm, and welcoming. Let me know how it works out for you!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

FREE Screenings This Week

We're screening Abandoned Allies three times this week. There will be two question and answer sessions associated with the screenings. All screenings of the film are FREE!

Wednesday, January 30th we'll screen the film at Meredith College. There will be a question and answer (Q&A) session afterwards. Get more info on the Meredith College website.

Sunday, February 3rd we'll screen the film at IMAX at Marbles two times, with a Q&A sandwiched in between the screenings. Get your free tickets and more information about the screening here:

We can't wait to share the film with you. Please be sure to share your thoughts and reactions afterwards. We'd love to keep the conversation going!