From the Board of The SymphoNYChorus
Dear Jesse Lee,
Thank you so much for your support of our ministry over these many years.
We as The SymhoNYChorus Board wanted to reach out to you as we have an immediate need and would like your help in raising money to buy a cargo van. It has become increasingly important as we continue to travel to different concert venues for us to own our own vehicle for our equipment.
It has become evident our current situation is not sustainable, and is quite costly, as well as severely physically exhaustive. Just a bit of a back story so that you have a frame of reference for this - right now, our fearless leader and conductor Henric has to load all of our equipment (drum set, risers, sound equipment etc.) before the concert into a rental van, then unload and set up at the venue; then tear down after the concert and reload the van, and then drive that rental van to Connecticut and unload the vehicle; then to fill up his garage before dropping off the van to U-haul rental. We have people help him for each of these parts of the trip, but too much falls directly on his shoulders, and overall it’s just too labor intensive for us to keep this as the plan going forward for future concerts.
As we continue to book concerts, and plan for our future as a group, it makes more sense for us to own our own vehicle so all equipment can have its designated place in the van. We would be able to park the van with the equipment securely locked inside (we have safe places available to us in Connecticut where we are able to park a van), and not have to unload and load so many times for a single concert. Not only is this physically demanding, but it has been proven to be difficult in maintaining the integrity of our equipment as well. Since we have been slowly purchasing our own equipment, it’s important for us to have a plan in place to keep all the equipment safe and in the best condition.
Would you be interested in helping us meet this specific immediate need? This would be a huge step forward for us - please help to continue our music ministry by donating using the following link: http://www.thesymphonychorus.com/donations/. Put “VAN” in the COMMENT section; or send a check payable to The SymphoNYChorus. The mailing address is: P.O. Box 951, New York, NY 10163.
The SymphoNYChorus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and a charitable receipt will be given. Please also check with your employer about any gift-matching programs that maybe available.