Thanks for hanging in there for the MySpace Impact Awards. At 3,000 friends v. 150,000 we gave it the old college try.
Two years after Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund still helps musicians – in great part thanks to our MySpace exposure. Along with grants, NOMRF has offered housing, furniture, transportation and instruments. We founded NOMRF in internet cafes and FEMA rooms while out on the road post-Katrina, and hundreds of grant recipients are still spread throughout the country.
With volunteer graphic designers, publicists and video producers, everything you see on our MySpace is a labor of love. NOMRF would not exist without help from our friends. Musicians are truly the soul of New Orleans, and with help from this MySpace Impact Award Nomination, NOMRF can continue to reach out to them as they play their way home.
-- Jeff and Karen Beninato, co-founders, NOMRF.org