Help Ruby raise funds for new violin and mandolin

Hey friends and family, 

I'm reaching out about a recent tragic theft.
I performed in Houston this past Friday night (dec 11), loaded the car, and went back in for a couple of minutes to get the band paid before hitting the road back to Austin. In that very short time, my car windows were smashed out and my much loved 13 year old violin and mandolin were stolen, along with other valued pieces of equipment from my bandmembers.
These are instruments I have loved and performed with nearly my entire career. 

Unfortunately insurance will not be able to cover the costs of replacing these prized instruments, so I am reaching out hoping maybe you can help. 

With 2020 being a dire time for musicians all around, I will not be able to cover the costs of finding new instruments. 

If you have anything to spare/contribute it will be very much appreciated in getting myself back on track for all my musical endeavors in 2021. 

Thank you guys so much for your continued love and support, and here's hoping the new year will bring better luck and safety for all of us!


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Ruby Smith 
Austin, TX
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