HELP SAVE JOHNNY'S HOME las Cruces
The community has responded and Johnny is no longer in danger of becoming homeless. However, the need is strong to save Johnny's house. He needs home improvements. Presently, he lives in the home with no gas or water. The house needs roof and floor replacement, as well as, electrical and plumbing work.
We are seeking community involvement to come to Johnny Florez's needs, including construction workers willing to volunteer their services that can help drive down the cost of home improvement.
Those interested in helping during Johnny's time of need may contact D. John Young, 575 520 4086, firstname.lastname@example.org, or
April Gonzales, 575 520 4084, email@example.com.
Thank you for your support.
Johnny was one of the first mariachis in town and has taught mariachi music in the local schools. He is a Las Cruces living musical treasure at the young age of 86.
His home is now safe from auction, but he needs money to pay off utilities. He also needs volunteers to help renovate his 1940s home. We have a few contractors who will be donating time and materials. He also needs a CPA so that he can file his taxes and apply for community services.
When we have established some sustainability for him, he wants to return to giving back to the community by doing free public performances at hospice, hospitals, schools, homes of elderly folks, etc.
Eventually he would like to open up his home to show off the many photos of Las Cruces' historical music scene.
You can help by donating money, time, skills and sharing this Go Fund Me project.
Thank you, Elena Moreno Hansen"
Rudy, I had brunch with Johnny today and read to him your comment. He smiled throughout and said, "He played keyboards, too." This campaign is securing his home. The community speaks with their generosity!
I've known Johnny for many years, and played saxophone in his band called the Casinos when I was 17 years old. He was always a polite , and popular musician. I don't see why other musicians can't offer a fellow musician a helping hand because after all he did help pave the road to keep give the Mex-Tex music it's popularity in Las Cruces. I've performed with a lot of local bands in my time but still remember playing all those corridos, polkas boleros, and cumbias with Johnny Flores when Spanish, Soul, and Country music was all Las Cruces had..
Thanks for your support, Helene! We'd love to have you join the music fest, Saturday, March 21. I'll let you know more.
The Two of Us musical duo who sing in the market would love to be involved in the fundraiser as we are musicians also with little money to spare but have big voices and hearts. Just tell us where and when.