Did You Know? MusiCares Can Help Replace Lost Instruments
Along with the Foundation's programs to support and encourage addiction recovery and to help subsidize medical expenses for music professionals who do not have health insurance, MusiCares also helps artists and other music professionals in need in other unexpected ways.
For people working in music, losing a key piece of gear or instrument to damage or theft can be a devastating situation, and the replacement cost could be out of reach for some, depending on the value of the items lost. Coupled with the burdensome cost, the inability to work could then turn a difficult situation dire.
Thankfully, MusiCares is here to help.
For qualified music professionals, MusiCares can even provide grant donation to help cover the cost of replacement for damaged or lost/stolen instruments and gear in situations where a professional may be in danger of losing their livelihood. One recent MusiCares client wished to share some words of gratitude for the unexpected assistance MusiCares was able to provide:
“I cannot express my appreciation any more than saying, thank you! A fellow musician informed me of this program, which I was unaware of. You helped me in part replace one of my instruments, which enabled me to resume performing in a timelier manner. Thank you very much, or as we say in Louisiana, Merci’ Beaucoup!”