Aug 31, 2008
The New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund, Inc. has posted this messageboard for those who have room for musicians out on the road or in shelters. We don't know what Hurricane Gustav will do, but hope for the best. Before heading out of town, NOMRF passed along an evacuation car to Cayetano, a brass band musician whose first donated car was stolen last year.
When we get back to New Orleans, a Pearl River grand piano is going to a music teacher who lost hers in Katrina. She asked the company to hold her new piano for the weekend as she couldn't take a chance on losing a second one. While back in Illinois, the charity is donating a grand piano to a New Orleans musician who is now living in Chicago.
There are many ways to help musicians out on the road: If you're a community organizer, plan a benefit; If you're a musician, donate i-tunes proceeds from your song, especially if it's about lending a helping hand; If you have housing to offer, post it on this messageboard. Thank you in advance as we all hope for the best and prepare for the worst.