Dear Friends, by now we are all aware of the devastation our neighbors endured because of the massive tornadoes across five states. Even though our attention moves to other issues dominating the news cycle, families remain without homes, businesses, school, jobs … and their music instruments. Whether you live in Kentucky, across America or around the world, you are needed right now by the people who lost loved ones, livelihoods, homes and more.
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COLLECTION OF INSTRUMENTS has been completed. Thank you!!!!. If you have an instrument to donate please ship to Curriers Music (address below). We appreciate your kindness and help!
DISTRIBUTION OF INSTRUMENTS: is being planned for late February 2022. Keep visiting this webpage for details. Thank you all for your generous and kind support of our fellow artists and musicians
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MUSIC INSTRUMENTS most musicians in the affected region have lost everything, including their guitars, banjos, mandolins and fiddles. Many schools lost all of their band instruments. WoodSongs (501-c-3) is working to send replacement instruments FREE. Let’s not underestimate the comfort music and art can bring to families and neighbors in a time of great loss.
IF YOU LIVE IN THE TORNADO ALLEY and need an instrument, send an email to email@example.com and we will connect you. Make sure you put TORNADO in the subject heading, include the instrument you are looking for, an address it can be sent to, your name and contact information.
SHIP/SEND YOUR INSTRUMENTS HERE:
Ship the instrument directly to Curriers Music World for delivery by Feb 10 … make sure the package says CURRIERS MUSIC WORLD/WOODSONGS TORNADO, 292 S 2nd St, Richmond, KY 40475
Thank you to all of our DROP OFF LOCATIONS, we appreciate you!
NASHVILLE REGION: THE MANDOLIN STORE Goodlettsville, TN 37072
LOUISVILLE AREA: MOM’S MUSIC 1900 Mellwood Ave, Louisville, KY 40206.
OWENSBORO/MURRAY/PADUCAH AREA: BLUEGRASS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM 311 W SECOND ST, OWENSBORO, KY 42301 They will also serve as a distribution point when instruments are ready to be handed out.
SOUTHERN INDIANA: MAXWELL’S HOUSE OF MUSIC 1710 E 10th St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
BOWLING GREEN, KY: MUSICIAN’S PRO 1440 Campbell Ln, Suite #800, Bowling Green, KY 42104
WASHINGTON, DC/TAKOMA PARK MD: HOUSE OF MUSICAL TRADITIONS 7010 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
DONATE MONEY SAFELY this is always a concern. Donating money shows how loving and generous you are, but we also don’t want to be ripped off in the process.
a) DONATE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MUSIC INSTRUMENT DISTRIBUTION: we can use your help to purchase replacement strings and repairs for instruments that might need special help. THERE ARE NO ADMINISTRATIVE FEES DEDUCTED, no one gets paid and all work is volunteer. You can send a tax-deductable donation for the WOODSONGS (501-c-3) TORNADO RELIEF EFFORT ONLY to PayPal via WFPA@woodsongs.com, or use this button below:
TO SEND A CHECK mail to WoodSongs/Tornado Relief Effort, PO Box 200, Lexington, KY 40588
TO CALL WITH A CREDIT CARD DONATION call 859-255-5700 10-5PM
The ABOVE donations are specifically for the Musician Instrument replacement efforts, the money is not used to pay employees, nothing is deducted for administrative fees and all will be used to support the project: cleaning and storing instruments, shipping and delivering to musicians in the affected areas of the tornado.
To Donate to the General Relief Fund by the Governor’s Office:
b) DONATE TO THE STATEWIDE GENERAL EFFORT VIA MAIL The Governor of Kentucky has set up a special tax-deductible fund ONLY for the tornado victims to benefit. You can send a check to this address: Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund c/o Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, 200 Mero Street, 5th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40622.
DONATE TO THE STATEWIDE GENERAL EFFORT VIA CREDIT CARD FROM THE KENTUCKY WEBSITE: just click here
I believe that love is the greatest transaction of the arts, it drives everything we do, everything we create and everything we feel. This is a time to put politics, opinions and divisions aside and be loving neighbors to those in real, actual need. Me and Melissa made a donation, I hope you will, too.
“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” Vincent Van Gogh