KATRINA'S PIANO FUND - ONE YEAR GONECreated: 07/06/12 Created: 10/4/2006
Katrina was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, devastating the
cities of Mobile, Waveland, Biloxi, Slidell, and New Orleans. The
resulting flood has permanently changed the face of New Orleans.
One-year later, criticism of federal, state, and local governments'
reaction is widespread. However, we want to offer up a bit of good
Katrina's Piano Fund was founded to provide instruments for New Orleans musicians who lost their own. We here at Righteous Babe have been privileged enough to act as a vessel between this great cause and many of you looking to help. And did you ever!
Over this past year, customers of the Righteous Babe Store have donated over $35,000 towards Katrina's Piano Fund!!! (too many to list here . . . but not here)
In total the Fund has provided over $180,000 in instruments, making it a testament to the power a grassroots effort can have, even garnering coverage from National Geographic and International Piano Magazine. Katrina's Piano Fund aims to close its doors soon, but not until the very last instrument has been bought.
So from all of us here at Righteous Babe, thank you for not biding your time with the decision to help others.