Flood

Building a Front Porch around the world includes the music of Appalachia

WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT, WE WILL BE THERE

The WoodSongs community is collecting instruments for the musicians in the flooded regions of Appalachia

The families of eastern Kentucky succumbed to torrential rains that flooded entire communities. From Whitesburg to Hindman, Hazard to Prestonsburg the hollers were covered in a tsunami of rain that put homes, reative centers and lives under water.

This past March, WoodSongs, along with our friends, fellow musicians, companies like Martin Guitars, D’Addario, Highbridge Spring Water and music stores across the nation collected and distributed nearly 1,000 music instruments to the communities damaged by massive tornadoes in western Kentucky.

SEE THE TORNADO PROJECT CLICK HERE

WATCH A TV STORY “THE WS FLOOD PROJECT” FROM WKYT-CBS CLICK HERE

WATCH MOUNTAIN TOP TV NEWS

 

HEAR a sample RADIO PSA

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WHY WE ARE DOING THIS:

In many ways, the people in Appalachia embody the spirit of America’s Front Porch. The music and art from Appalachia is important to preserve and, when the time comes, we want to restore the instruments lost by the floods.

Keep the music of Appalachia alive, you can help:

As with the tornadoes in western Kentucky, we can’t build bridges, lay foundations, repair roofs and plumbing … but we CAN bring the music of the FRONT PORCH back to the people that lost their instruments in the floods. Let’s do this before the news cycle turns America’s attention to other things.

REQUEST AN INSTRUMENT

ALL INSTRUMENTS ARE BEING OFFERED FOR FREE while supplies last. If you lost your guitar, banjo or any other musical instrument in the floods let us know. PLEASE FILL OUT YOUR REQUEST on this form CLICK HERE

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO REPLACE A PIANO OR PA SYSTEM please send your request as an email to wfpa@woodsongs.com and we will connect you to folks who have one to donate.

You can use this QR CODE to make your request, just take a photo with your cell phone and it will take your directly to the form to fill out:

Donate your instruments!

CURRIERS MUSIC WORLD attn Cathy Currier 292 S 2nd St, Richmond, KY 40475 in Richmond KY will again be the PRIME COLLECTION CENTER for all music instruments donated. Here is where ALL INSTRUMENTS COLLECTED they will be polished, serviced, restored and prepared for distribution

WHAT WE NEED – guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, art supplies, keyboards, upright basses, electric instruments, amps, etc. PLEASE ONLY DONATE INSTRUMENTS IN GOOD, PLAYABLE CONDITION. If you have a large item like a piano, sound system or drum kit, email a description and photo to WFPA@WoodSongs.com and we will help connect you … You can also mail, Drop off or ship directly to Curriers Music World 292 South 2nd St, Richmond, KY 40475

DROP OFF LOCATIONS, you can bring your donated instruments to these places and we will come get them:

MOUNTAIN HEALTH ARENA 1 Civic, Center Plaza, Huntington WVa 304-696-5990

KENTUCKY CENTER FOR TRADITIONAL MUSIC (Morehead State University) 186 East First Street Morehead, KY 40351 Phone: 606-783-9001

KENTUCKY SCHOOL OF BLUEGRASS & TRADITIONAL MUSIC Hazard Community College attn DEAN OSBORNE One Community College Drive, Hazard, KY 41701  Phone (606) 4387-3630

MOUNTAIN MUSIC EXCHANGE attn KEVIN HARMON 5171 N Mayo Trail, Pikeville, KY 41501 (606) 437-5551

MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER attn JOE CAMPBELL 50 Hal Rogers Dr, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 (606) 886-2623

KENTUCKY THEATRE attn Fred Mills 214 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 231-6997 DROP OFF after 5PM weekdays, after 1PM Sat and Sunday

TO STATE IT CLEARLY: this project is totally volunteer driven.

WHAT WE NEED

Contributions to rent a box truck about 24′ long, funding for fuel, instrument conditioning, travel and volunteers expenses. We won’t need much but every little bit helps. Make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE contribution via PayPal to WFPA@woodsongs.com send a check to WoodSongs PO Box 200, Lexington KY 40588 …or to use your credit card CLICK on the DONATE button below

To support Gov. Beshear’s general relief fund to help the flooded communities CLICK HERE

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