Over the past several weeks, people around the world have
been pitching to support relief efforts aiding the estimated 11-million plus
affected by Typhoon Haiyan, reportedly one of the strongest storms in history,
which struck the Philippines and Southeast Asia in early November.
Here in Concord, the help is coming in many ways.
This weekend, for example, a portion of the proceeds from Concord-Carlisle High School’s fall production of “Nation” will go to the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. And, next Wednesday, Trinitarian Congregational Church will host a benefit recital to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan Relief.
“Nation” is a newish play based on the Terry Pratchett novel by the same name, in which the two main characters are teens from different worlds carried by a tsunami to the shores of an island where they create a new Nation. It takes the stage at CCHS at 7 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.
“The show is in a state that is better than everyone’s expected,” Ryan Hebert, a lead in the production, told The Voice. “Everyone has done their ‘homework’ and it is going to be a different show than anyone has ever seen at the high school.”
“This has all come together so wonderfully,” said the Rev. John Lombard, pastor of Trinitarian Congregational Church, in a press release. “We are so grateful for the teamwork and swift outpouring and willingness to get help to people in need. We are delighted that Tanya will be performing. It should be a wonderful evening.”
There will be a free-will offering collected, and 100 percent of all donated funds will go to those most in need through Church World Services.