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We need your generous support to help rebuild The New Victorian School that was destroyed by the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Friends of Music Education for Haiti, (FMEH) a non-profit 501 (c 3) institution needs your help to raise $50,000 to complete the temporary shelter for the music department of The New Victorian School which was completely destroyed by the horrible January 12, 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince Haiti.

Not only was the school completely demolished, the school’s Executive Director, Romel Joseph, who is a Haitian-born, legally blind, Julliard graduate in violin performance whose story you may have heard of in various media outlets (Miami Herald, CBS, CNN, and alike), was severely injured. Mr. Joseph was trapped under the rubble of his music school for 18 hours. During that time, he visualized himself performing violin concertos in his head while awaiting rescuers to reach him. He nearly lost both his feet and broke several fingers of his left hand. Although he is still recovering, this has not stopped him from continuing his life's mission.

Your generous contribution towards the reconstruction of The New Victorian School will, in part, make it possible to provide quality academic and music education to the children and youth of Haiti.

Please note, donations below $200 are highly appreciated. However, according to IRS regulations, only donations from $200 and higher, can be fully tax deductible.
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