Help Amy replace her stolen flutes

Amy is a working musician who performs regularly in Los Angeles. Many may not know that she has been playing the flute and singing since the age of 8 and music has been a major part of her life. She majored in music at the LA County High School for the Arts and earned two degrees in music performance from the Boston Conservatory and USC. Her first "intermediate" flute was given as a gift in 1998 from her late Grandfather, a silver Muramatsu, valued at $7,000.  As she was entering into the competitive world of classical music she needed a professional flute and in 2002, attained a handcrafted wood Powell, valued at $14,000. 
On September 29th, Amy's flutes were stolen out of her car while parked on Jefferson Blvd in Culver City. While the theft was taking place, she was singing in a temple service in which she was hired as a vocalist and flutist for the Jewish high holiday services. That particular night she was not needed to play flute so she stored her instrument bag containing the 2 flutes in her car. These flutes had great sentimental value having had them since high school and she feels great loss equal to that of losing a family member. 

Unfortunatly instrument insurance does not cover her professional flutes because they were not listed as business items (she makes $ as a musician, does not play as a hobby) and she does not have renters insurance. As a professional flutist, she needs to have a high quality instrument to play for her upcoming performances. Professional level flutes can range anywhere from $6,000-$15,000 depending on the craftsmanship because the type of metal (most often silver) effects the tone colors it produces. 

Heartbroken, she humbly asks for your help to reach her goal of $8,000 to help buy a new professional flute and continue to share her talents as a musician. Any amount will help! Thank you in advance!
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Organizer

Amy Alexandra Lawrence 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
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