On Saturday and Sunday, November 12th & 13th the Entertainment Industry is coming together to help one of our own fulfill a final promise to his wife, and we need your help!

Longtime Location Manager and Local 399 Member George Herthel made his wife a simple promise: He would repaint the interior and exterior of their home.

Things became much more complicated, however, when George was diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs Disease, ALS, a debilitating disease that has taken away his ability to walk and speak. Obviously it has been devastating for George, his wife and family.

With the help of the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), and through our affiliation with Rebuilding Together, George is making sure he keeps his word.

Come out and support your local “Brother” and make his promise come true…


When Needed: Saturday & Sunday, November 12th and 13th

Location: Van Nuys (you will receive specific address upon RSVP’ing)

Registration Time: 8:00am End Time: 4:00pm

Our Role: To Prime and Paint

Volunteers are needed roughly 8am-4pm for both days.

Please direct any questions and RSVP’s to Derek.Krull@mptvfund.org For those of you already signed up you will receive instructions next week with directions, parking etc. from Derek or Holly with MPTV Fund.

Some have asked what else they could do if they cannot make it that weekend. If you are interested in making a donation towards this project please send what you wish to:

Attn: Derek Krull or Holly Spiegel
P.O. Box 51150
Los Angeles, CA 90051-9706

Memo Line of Your Check Note: Rebuilding Together/Herthel

and it will be applied to the improvements (We’re trying to make a few other improvements that are sorely needed).