With all the violence going on in the city of Chicago, if you have never been there or lived there, you would think it was like a scene out of Menace II Society, but there is still some compassion and soul left in the windy city as proven by the generosity of many to help out others in need.
With two major gifts of $10,000 each and hundreds from $5 on up, South Shore Drill Team exceeded its goal of $45,000 to take the group to the Presidential Inaugural Parade on January 21. The additional funds will allow team members to experience more of Washington, DC while there.
“I’m elated and extremely grateful,” says Arthur Robertson, founder and director of the team. “Our young people worked hard for this, and we’re on our way!”
Since learning on December 18, 2012 that the group was one of the first 24 chosen from among 2,800 applications, the team appealed to the community for $45,000 to cover transportation, lodging, and meals. Chicago media outlets interviewed team members and let the public know they needed help.