Sept. 12, 2011
News/Update and Contact pages created. New email addresses set up for Tony's personal manager and another for Tony's public relations and media contact.
August 28, 2011 UPDATE
Tony Drake and his grandparents moved to their new home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina! Thank you to all the generous volunteers and supporters who helped make this happen.
Tony is working on his next CD release, planning local appearances and continues to share the special gifts he has been given with the help of a local Social Media company; Tony will be working on his own Blog along with establishing his Facebook presence to keep up with his ever growing fan base.
More news updates will follow as they get settled in. His first appearances and concerts will be announced on his web page at www.tonydrakestory.com/tour.html
August 21, 2011
Tony Drake is 24 years old. His Grandfather & Grandmother who are his primary caretakers are in their late 60’s and early 70’s. They live in a little town, Cookeville in Tennessee, under less than desirable circumstances.
They currently have to commute to the Triad from Cookeville, a 750 mile round trip, in order to work on Tony's music. We are helping them move from Cookeville to Winston-Salem/Triad next week. Their lease is up at the end of the month.
Moving him to the Triad has many advantages:
1. The Triad has many facilities for helping folks dealing with autism.
2. There are many musical venues for him to build his showcasing of talent
3. Tony’s manager and mentor, Blues Legend Roy Roberts of Rockhouse Records, lives in
Greensboro. This is where his recording studio is located as well.
Centrally located, close
proximity to the recording studio
4. Helps facilitate the release of his next CD
Tony and his grandparents are on fixed income, all from Social Security and Disability checks. Their current rent is $650 per month and it would be difficult for them to afford any additional payments. With the voluntary help of his attorney, manager, an audio/video producer and a few friends;
1. The Tony Drake website has been setup
2. A 10 minute documentary is now available
3. The Tony Drake Trust Account, an irrevocable trust with his grandparents as the only
authorized users, has been set up at First Community Bank in Winston-Salem.
We have raised enough funds to get them moved next week, pay the deposit for the new rental property and to subsidize the monthly rent for up to $200.00
Your help in assisting this young man with his present and future needs will be greatly appreciated.
Your generous contributions may be directed to The Tony Drake Trust Account. Please Contact Bobby Jones at First Community Bank. 336-776-9262 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would prefer to write a check, please make your check out to
"Tony Drake Trust Fund " and mail it to:
First Community Bank
Attn: Bobby Jones / Tony Drake Trust
5610 University Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
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