Helping Veterans One Sale At A Time!
This song is a tribute to those who put themselves in harms way. It’s a nostalgic thought of how things were and could be again. In hopes of doing my part, I’m donating profits from sales of my recording to Veterans Count an Easter Seals program
Help Me Make This Place My Home Again was written as a reminder of who we were and still could be. To strive for greatness and honor all those who gave their lives to make a difference in ours.
My personal mission began the moment I started performing at Veterans bedsides and fundraising for the VA hospital in Massachusetts in the 70s. A U.S Air Force Base tour in the 80s sealed my respect as a friend and advocate for active Military as well as Veterans across the country. Over the last 20 years I’ve participated in fundraising efforts not only through my performances but also with a personal plea of help which has resulted in making a difference in the lives of countless vets and their families. I’ve learned that each one of us can make a difference. Each life we touch has a profound echo that lasts beyond our comprehension. One simple act of selflessness is all that is needed.
I’ve worked with Veterans Count, an Easter Seals program for years and have seen their amazing work with Veterans and their families. This organization has made and continues to make a profound difference. In an effort to do my part, I have offered the profits from the sale of my recording of this tribute and plea to “Help Me Make This Place My Home Again”
Imagine what a ripple of .99¢ sales could accomplish.
My Deepest Gratitude to Robert Chiarelli for his immeasurable contribution:
Rob and I stood side by side at the Burlington, Mass Veterans Hospital singing Beatles songs for the Veterans a great number of years ago. When it came time to make this recording worthy of release, there was only one person that I knew would bring it to life.
I asked my long time Friend, Producer/Mix Engineer and most recent Grammy Winner for his help. Not only did he make this song sound amazing but he did it out of the goodness of his heart.
It is with utmost respect and gratitude that I say thank you
Tony’s Take on Fundraising
“I’ve been involved with the art form of fundraising for well over 25 years. My experience spans from the birth, development and implementation of fundraising events. Although my efforts for Veterans and Children have been predominant on my schedule, I’ve always believed that there should be no limitation to those who needs help. This gives me the ability to make a difference when it’s needed, where it’s needed. I truly believe that Fundraising is a Business Art Form and should be entered into with eyes wide open. It requires for a great deal of people to come together with a common goal and passion to make that one effort or event worth everyone’s time.”
“The end result can range from catastrophic disaster to a euphoric amazement when you exceed expectation. I’m truly thankful of the fact that every event I have been involved with has been profitable with the majority exceeding expectations.”