News MP3 and More 03/10/2017

Yamaha Donates Keyboards To Support Mission Of Mercy Ships Sailing Hospitals

Yamaha Donates Keyboards To Support Mission Of Mercy Ships Sailing Hospitals


New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Often out to sea for up to 10 months at a time, 50 children of the crew have access to two Yamaha keyboards to be used in a fully accredited ship-board classroom, now adding music education to their curriculum.
"When I learned about this group and the amazing work they do, I knew that we had to do something to help them with their program," says David Jewell, marketing communications manager of the Customer Sales & Marketing Group, Yamaha Corporation of America.

Worldwide, as many as five billion people lack access to safe, affordable surgical and anesthesia services and less than 6 percent of all operations are performed in the world's poorest countries.

But since nearly 50 percent of these populations live within 100 miles of a coast, Mercy Ships are able to sail a modern floating hospital directly to the people most in need. They now stop in nearly 600 ports around the world, and since its inception in 1978, the group has performed more than 84,000 lifesaving and life-altering surgeries.
"When I learned about this group and the amazing work they do, I knew that we had to do something to help them with their program," says David Jewell, marketing communications manager of the Customer Sales & Marketing Group, Yamaha Corporation of America.

That help came in the form of two YPG235 keyboards to be used in a fully accredited ship-board classroom for the 50 children of the crew who are often out to sea for up to 10 months at a time. "The kids attend classes all week, and now music education has been added to their curriculum, something Yamaha has always strongly supported."

On weekends, the crews' children help out with therapy for patients recovering from surgery. Now, in addition to keeping them company and playing games, they will be able to entertain them with their newly learned musical skills.

When Jewell went to the shipping department to deliver the instruments, one of the warehouse workers exclaimed, "Oh, my! I just saw something about this group on television. I can't believe that I am helping to do this—it makes me feel really good about working at Yamaha."
"Mercy Ships is doing such great work," Jewell says. Yamaha is happy to continue its support of music education and aid in these patients' recoveries."




Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone



Most read news of the week
Boris Carloff - Solipsism
Acclaimed Songwriting Podcast And The Writer Is... Returns For A Second Season
Tom Petty Has Died Aged 66
Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' Tops Billboard Hot 100 Chart For Second Week In A Row
Hologram Teen's Debut LP Previews 'Escape From Paris' (Orange Crate Art Remix) From Debut LP
Canada's Funk Godfathers, Crack Of Dawn, Return To The Spotlight
Jenn Vix Shares First Single 'Complicated Man' From 'Unlocked' LP
Beyonce Teams Up With J Balvin & Willy William For "Mi Gente" Remix
St. Vincent Debuts Music Video For "Los Ageless"
Sony Music Releases The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Of "The Foreigner"
Platinum-selling Duo Rso, Featuring Richie Sambora & Orianthi, Added To T.J. Martell's Spirit Of Excellence Dinner At Luxe Hotel On October 2, 2017
Sifting New Full-Length Album 'Not From Here' Out Now
Americana/Folk Singer Joel Madison Blount Releases New Album "Our New Moon" On September 29, 2017
Memphis Zealots Joecephus & The George Jonestown Massacre Announce "Five Minutes To Live: A Tribute To Johnny Cash" October 20th
Stream Becca Mancari's Good Woman Via NPR Music's First Listen




© 2001-2018
top40-charts.com (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0385439 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0025067329406738 secs
Top40-Charts.com
Members Area




Experience our site ad-free!