Orange Amplifiers — alongside fellow musicians and other people in the music industry — are offering their support to those effected in Joplin, Missouri after the worst tornado season in more than fifty years by setting up a fund-raising ‘Music Aid for Joplin’ auction.

153 people have been killed in Joplin, Missouri – home of the Glory Days Music Store –  and half the town was destroyed,  including Glory Days itself and the owner’s home.  

Orange Amps has also helped to coordinate support from other musical instrument manufacturers/suppliers and will donate a rare and valuable (last one of only twenty made) Union Jack half-stack worth at least $6000. "We have seen the heartbreaking tragedy that has taken place in the USA, particularly in Joplin Missouri," said Orange Amps CEO Cliff Cooper, "and we felt that we would like to do something in the spirit of that special relationship that exists between the USA and the UK. The money raised will help the re-establishment of the Glory Days Music Store."  Cooper will be working with Ted Owen on this project. Owen — the auction house Fame Bureau’s Managing Director — is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in music equipment and memorabilia.

"On hearing about Orange’s plans to raise proceeds through an auction, I was just floored," said David Peterson, owner of Glory Days Music Store.  "I didn’t think for one minute that someone would do something like that for me without asking for it. It’s an incredible gesture."

To assist Orange Amps and its fellow manufacturers to help and support the Joplin community please go to Fame Bureau’s website and bid on one of the many items available. The auction begins Monday, July 18 at FameBureau.com. Auction ends Wednesday, August 24. Any companies wishing to donate to this worthy cause can contact Orange Amps or the Fame Bureau direct via their website www.famebureau.com   For more information, check out Guitar Player’s article:  http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/orange-amps-launches-tornado-victims-fund-raising-%E2%80%98music-aid-for-joplin%E2%80%99-auction/4500

Originally posted 2011-06-20 17:36:50.