This organization continues to operate for the purpose
of helping New Orleans musicians and their families who were extracted from their homes and livelihoods due to Hurricane Katrina.
Orleans and it's musicians have contributed so much to the world, that we wanted to do something to give back.
New Orleans musicians are still displaced all over the U.S. The need continues..... Some are homeless, have few
clothes to wear, some have families to feed, some have medical needs etc.
If you have any questions or can help in
any way, please email Cynthia Chen. She will direct assistance to the artists who are in dire need.
you for all the assistance that has come in so far, and it is only because of your caring contributions that
this has been possible.
Please check back on this site for more information.
Meanwhile, we appreciate all your
offers of help and good wishes and look forward to serving the New Orleans Music Community in the near future.
FOUNDATION ( www.grammy.com )
enable the artists in need to get help more quickly. We have compiled a database of New Orleans musicians in need.
To email, please click on the mail link at the bottom of the page.
Also, here is the ONLINE APPLICATION for MUSICARES assistance.
with NOMRE logo at Cafe Press!!
proceeds go to hurricane relief!
Thank you to all who purchased NOMRE items from Cafe Press. The proceeds are going directly to families
in need who we met after Katrina, and we are staying in touch with as many as possible.
CALIFORNIA PIANO NIGHT BENEFIT Sunday May 25, 2008 Benefit for Sylvia Palmer and her daughters. We met Sylvia and
her daughters, Angela and Sarah right after Katrina. They were one of the many families that called NOMRE. Here it is three
years later, and they are just moving back into their home which was gutted after the flood. Basically, they are starting
their lives over again. This years Piano Night Benefit is for Sylvia and her girls. We want to thank everyone who has helped
in this effort. Sylvia has been a piano teacher for many years and both her daughters play musical instruments. We at NOMRE
wish them the very best. We love you Sylvia, Angela and Sarah!
Cynthia & NOMRE staff
UPDATE!!! PEARL RIVER PIANOS HAS DONATED A BRAND NEW EBONY BABY GRAND PIANO TO SYLVIA PALMER TO REPLACE THE PIANO
THAT SHE LOST IN KATRINA. WE WANT TO THANK JENNETTE XU AND JEAN HOLLENBECK AND DAVID DAVIS OF PEARL RIVER PIANO COMPANY FOR
ALL THEIR HELP AND KINDNESS. SYLVIA WILL CONTINUE TEACHING YOUNG PEOPLE TO PERPETUATE THE LEGACY OF PIANO PLAYERS IN NEW ORLEANS.
You may reach us at:
( New contact information )
c/o Cynthia Chen
232 Jules Ave.
Jefferson, LA. 70121
Or send us an e-mail:
The Need Continues....
PLEASE GO TO: www.nop-sa.com for post-storm assistance. New name, same purpose. Stay strong, New Orleans! We love you...
We want to thank all the people who so generously contributed
to help our New Orleans musician friends. Marcia Ball and NOLA RELIEF, Karen and Jeff Beninato with NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS
RELIEF FUND, Michael Shallies with The MYSTIC CHORDS SOCIAL AID AND PLEASURE CLUB, Debbie Carroll and the crew at MUSICARES,
MUSICRISING, TIPITINAS FOUNDATION, NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS CLINIC, F. Stewart Shrawder from Pennsylvania, Tor Einar Bekken
from Norway, Klon, Mike and Juan at KATRINA PIANO FUND, and all the other generous and kind "angels" who we have encountered
on this journey. We have a long way to go in helping Katrina evacuees to live more stable and healthy lives, and we appreciate
your continued support.
New Orleans Musicians Relief Effort