June 01, 2006 04:11:36 GMT
Rob Thomas and his band, Matchbox Twenty, have donated $200,000 to raise money for, among other things, restoring music education programs in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina has left many people devastated. Though so the disaster has taught many human being about the so-called "solidarity, caring, and love for others".
Bingo. That's what Rob Thomas and his band Matchbox 20 has learnt. Thus, both parties have donated $200,000 to raise money for, among other things, restoring music education programs in areas affected by the hurricane.
The amount of money reportedly will aid efforts by the Consortium for Worker Education, a federally designated resettlement agency, to rebuild post-Sept. 11 New York City and boost a new program reviving music education in Gulf Coast high schools that closed or were disrupted by the hurricane. The program is aimed to replace instruments, develop a music curriculum, hire music teachers and make private lessons available for students.
On top of that, Thomas will also raise money for the program throughout his upcoming summer tour in support of his debut solo album, 2005's "...Something to Be."