Clutch’s Neil Fallon has become a board member at the Innocent Lives Foundation, an organization dedicated to exposing anonymous child predators online. The frontman discussed how he got involved in a new interview with innocentlivesfoundation.org, excerpts from which can be found below.
Fallon on getting involved:
“A few years back, Chris Hadnagy asked me to be a guest on the Social-Engineer Podcast. We kept in touch over the following years (often in the late hours following a Clutch gig). Early in 2017, Chris asked me to be a board member of the ILF. I was incredibly flattered. And I was confused. My initial thought was what could I possibly have to contribute.
I’m not an I.T. guy by any stretch. Chris replied that most boards are comprised of people from intentionally diverse backgrounds. Even though that made sense, I was still reluctant. Like many people, I found the idea of child predation horrific, and I didn’t want to get close to it. It’s repulsive. I spoke to my wife about it and this was her answer, “Now that you have the chance to help, how can you not?” She was absolutely right.
I just needed someone else to help verbalize what I already knew, but was too afraid to admit. Once that bridge was crossed, my reason for participating became crystal clear. It’s simple. I think humans should help other humans, especially the most vulnerable.”
He also added the following about his role:
“I reach out to people I know in the entertainment business. It’s a difficult subject to broach. But I’ve found that people are very eager to help. It’s the follow through that’s difficult. Other than that, I participate in board votes and brainstorming sessions. Working with the ILF has been a real education for me. As I said, I’ve been doing one thing for 26 years. The languages of I.T., board votes, fundraising, networking, etc., were completely foreign to me. I’m getting a better understanding of it, though.”
You can read more at innocentlivesfoundation.org.
[via The PRP]