Violin and Housing fund for Emily Zamourka

I am hoping to raise money for Emily Zamourka.

She became a viral sensation after an LAPD officer shared a video of her angelic singing in K-towns metro station.

Zamourka came to the United States from Russia at the age of 24.

As a trained violinist and pianist, she taught lessons before she started suffering from serious health challenges. She worked several jobs to make ends meet.

She played violin on the street before her instrument was stolen three years ago while performing in downtown Los Angeles.

"That's when I became homeless. When I could not actually pay any of my bills and could not pay anymore of my rent," she said.

Shortly thereafter, Zamourka was evicted from her home and became homeless. She began to sing after that.

"I am sleeping actually on the cardboard right now, in the parking lot," she said. "I am sleeping where I can sleep... I have people that feel sorry for me, but I don't want to be a burden to anybody."

Although not classically trained, she said she does it for her love of music.

Zamourka dreams of one day being able to work in music again.

All donations will go directly to Emily and assist her with finding housing and new violin to serenade future audiences with.

Once we reach our intended goal I will find Emily  in Los Angeles (she usually can be found near Wilshire/Western, Wilshire/Normandie, or Wilshire/Vermont metro stations).

In the event that we are unable to find Emily I will ensure that all donates are either refunded or go to a fund that benefits homelessness.

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