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Buy a Comstock Films DVD, Contribute to Hurricane Relief

Most people only pay attention to hurricanes when the threat that they might hit land puts them on the nightly news. Not so when you’re a surfer and a make your home in a seaside town. The Florida State University Tropical Weather Page has been a part of my daily “web-check” from June through October for the past several years. My friends and I watch these storms form and then try to use the power of positive thinking to steer them out into the open ocean where they can harm no one.

I hoped Katrina would stay at sea, but she didn’t. I hoped that crossing Florida would sap her strength, and she’d peter out in the Gulf, but she didn’t. Once she was out in the Gulf, it was with increasing dread that I watched her climb from a cat. two to cat. three storm. My dread turned to horror as she went cat. four, then five. Even still, I was unprepared for what we’ve all seen unfold in the week since the storm slammed into the shoreline.

Comstock Films is setting aside Wednesday, September 14th as our day to respond to this tragedy. On that day we will donate the purchase price of all DVD orders and pre-orders made from the ComstockFilms.com Web site to the American Red Cross. When Mrs. C started looking for the most transparent way to make this donation, she discovered our ISP is offering dollar for dollar matching of any donations, so we’ll be using their “portal” to maximize the amount donated.

What that means is for every copy of Marie and Jack: A Hardcore Love Story and Xana and Dax: When Opposites Attract sold on that day ($24.95), nearly $50 will go to the Red Cross. For every DVD pre-order, nearly $26 will go to assist the people of the Gulf Coast in this terrible time. (Please note: Pre-orders made on September 14th are non-refundable.)

If you’ve been telling a friend to check out Comstock Films, on September 14th they can buy a great DVD and send nearly $50 to help with the rescue and recovery efforts. Buy two DVDs and you’ll be sending $100 to help people who are in desperate need. If you’ve got a copy of your own, buy one for a friend or pre-order one of our upcoming titles.

In addition to this blog post, we’ll be sending out an e-mail announcement today. But I don’t want this to be bunch of Comstock Films hype, so we won’t make another announcement until Sept. 13th. I’ll leave it to each of you to decide for yourself if this feels like an appropriate gesture. If it does please pass this along or repost as you see fit.

Yours very sincerely,
Tony Comstock

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4 Comments

  1. Posted September 6, 2005 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant idea, TC! I just posted a link to you at Pussy Talk.

    DTG xxoo

  2. Posted September 7, 2005 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    Hi TC .. I will be doing my pre-ordering on 14th. Although my blog is not huge it does get a bit of traffic so I will post this today. You are very generous.

  3. Posted September 9, 2005 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Hi there. I’ve linked too. And I’ll be wielding my credit card!

  4. Posted September 12, 2005 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    That’s great Tony – just put a bit on our site about it too.

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