If you're not already aware, a fire gutted the offices of the Oregon East Symphony in Pendleton, Oregon on Thursday. They're in a bad way, and if you have a few bucks or other stuff that might be useful, they've set up a fire recovery fund. They do a lot of educational outreach in areas that don't always get that kind of attention—they're the good guys, in other words.
(Reblogged from the New Music Reblog. I normally wouldn't make a habit of this, but I think it is a good cause and hopefully the blogworld will forgive me).
Original post can be found at Soho the Dog, another favorite blog.
We are on a tight budget preparing for our move across the country. My donation wasn't big, but I think it is important to support efforts in the arts, ESPECIALLY the small ones. I will also note that it is a tax-deductible donation.