Patriotism is something that affects everyone uniquely, and a goal of the 2011 Angels’ Place video was to show that it can touch us all regardless of background.
“I’ve never seen this perspective on war and the military,” said Oliver Darrow, producer at Alteris Group and writer for the video.
For the second year in a row, Alteris Group had the honor of producing a video for the Angels’ Place annual fundraising dinner. Angels’ Place is an organization that has provided specialized residential care to individuals with developmental disabilities in Southeast Michigan since 1992, and when first given the opportunity to create a video for the program a year ago, Alteris Group was happy to contribute.
This year’s video features interviews with residents who have a family member or near acquaintance who has served or is serving in the military. Stories range from WWII to the Iraq War and also include perspective on 9/11.
“I was proud to witness their compassion for our soldiers and their desire for world peace,” said Cheryl Loveday, Executive Director of Angels’ Place, of the video.
Darrow, who attended the fundraising event, says the close of the video was met with “thunderous applause” in the banquet room. He added that it was a moving experience and he was glad to be a part of it.
Angels’ Place has sixteen homes that provide specialized residential care, supported independent living, and community based services to over 150 individuals. It has homes in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties. Also, through the Abundant Life Services, Angels’ Place provides transitional services, educational workshops, community support for those living on their own, respite programs for caregivers, and many other types of outreach.