Name: Xander Demos
What is your job? Rock Star/Metal Shred Guitar Virtuoso
What social causes are most important to you? I believe in the concept of working hard and playing hard. The more you work hard and take care of business for yourself, the more you can enjoy life and take care of the ones that mean the most to you. Animal causes are nearest and dearest to my heart, because they are truly beautiful, innocent creatures, and we should be their faithful guardians.
What charities do you support – and how? The ASPCA, Humane Society, Animal Rescue League. I have earmarked a portion of the proceeds from my album sales to donate to these charities. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to give back to the animals that mean so much to me.
Why do you have a passion for this one in particular, is there a personal tie? My sister works at a shelter in Florida, and I help them out as much as I can. They are the Suncoast Animal League. But, the other ones are helping out on a national and international level.
Is there a particular way you would want to encourage readers to be involved? Donate your time and money, as much as you can. We all have responsibilities for our families and things at home...our own pets. But, if you are able to give to an animal organization, then do it. They are always in need of food, blankets, dog walkers, shelter workers, vets, etc. Just taking an hour on a Saturday, when you wouldn’t be doing anything anyway, and volunteering to walk a dog. That makes all the difference!
How would you define social responsibility? Taking care of yourself and working hard for what you have, so that you can take care of the ones that mean the most to you. Taking care of the less fortunate and the innocent creatures.
Do you have any tattoos that relate to your social work? My tattoo is a giant shark on my shoulder and upper arm. The artist was Seth Liebowitz.