TO THE RESCUE!
September 20, 2018
THE AMAZING, TALENTED LOUISA BRANSCOMB has scored another hit! You know Louisa from hits like "Steel Rails" (sung by Alison Krauss) and "Dear Sister" (IBMA 2014 Song of the Year, sung by Claire Lynch), and countless more songs.
In true songwriter spirit, Louisa has come forward to help aspiring songwriters and volunteers from her popular songwriter retreat and festival in Southport, NC, which was devastated by the recent Hurricane Florence.
Branscomb's non-profit organization, ScreenDoor Songwriter Alliance (https://www.screendooralliance.com) has hosted a songwriter festival and music-in-the-schools programs in Southport. NOTE: ScreenDoor Songwriter Alliance is sponsoring the fund drive--not Louisa personally. Louisa is coordinating the fund drive as its executive director.
She has opened the donation page on her website louisabranscomb.com (http://louisabranscomb.com) to collect funds via ScreenDoor Songwriter Alliance for storm victims in the area. We know that musicians are known for stepping up where help is needed. Help is needed!
According to Louisa, all the collected funds will be given to musicians and/or festival volunteers who submit letters of need and proof of damage or loss.
It takes a long time for insurance or federal funds to kick in, and often the funds do not cover everything. Because another of Louisa's songwriter locations in Georgia was heavily damaged by a tornado in 2011, she knows how long it can take to rebuild and recover. She thought, ". . . why don't I do something concrete?"
Here is your chance to 'do something concrete' too, by donating through the PayPal link on her website (https://www.screendooralliance.com) by typing Southport Fund in the optional message box. Donors should include a mailing address to receive a tax-deductible gift receipt. To donate with a personal check, email firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:branscombmusic.com) for further instructions to complete the donation. Make out your check to ScreenDoor Songwriter Alliance.
Consider giving generously through PayPal or by personal check!
Thanks to Louisa Branscomb, David Morris, contributor to Bluegrass Today, and Bluegrass Today, for bringing this story to our attention.