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Author of Same Kind of Different as Me to speak at dinner benefiting NAM
Northwest Asistance Ministries

January, 2010

Ron Hall, the co-author of the popular true story, Same Kind of Different as Me, will speak at a fund raising dinner benefiting Northwest Assistance Ministries on Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

Co-author Denver Moore will deliver a pre-recorded message by video; he is not expected to attend in person due to health issues.

 

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit NAM’s current and future programs. The dinner is hosted by NAM’s Endowment Fund Board, which is chaired by H.P. “Pat” Riley. The other members of the Endowment Fund Board are: Buddy Bolt, M. Elbert Coker, Stan Curtis, Bill Farrell, Eddie Harrell, Stan Horton, Pam Hughes, J. Kimball Kehoe, Carole Little, Charles Manley, Rusty Schlattman, Lionel Sirois and Valerie vonBerg.

Same Kind of Different as Me is Hall and Moore’s true story of a very unlikely, but powerful friendship. Denver Moore grew up in rural Louisiana with his aunt and uncle, who were sharecroppers. He later served a ten-year sentence at the Angola Prison. After his release, Denver was homeless on the streets of Fort Worth for over two decades. It was during this stage of his life that he met Ron Hall and Ron’s wife Debbie.

Ron was a successful art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. He agreed to volunteer at a homeless shelter at his wife’s request and he met Denver there. The two men did not become friends right away, but a very special relationship developed and each learned powerful lessons from the other. Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, the story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.

The story is being made into a major motion picture, due for release in 2011. The book is available for purchase at area bookstores, on Amazon.com, and at NAM’s main office and resale stores.

 

“We are thrilled to be able to bring Ron Hall to our area to hear his story first hand,” says NAM President & CEO Carole Little. “Ron and Denver’s story is about the true meaning of friendship, of Neighbors helping Neighbors, and that is the heart of our work here at NAM.”

Tickets start at $150; youth tickets are available for ages 12-18 for $100. Tables for ten start at $1,500 and go up to $25,000. For more information, call NAM’s Vice President of Fund Development, Maria Magee, 281-885-4605 or email mmagee@namonline.org.

NAM is a nonprofit, community-based social service agency that is supported by 43 congregations, 18 Service Partner organizations and more than 160 businesses Community Partners.

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