Temple Theatre Pipe Organ Theft
The stolen pipes were most likely sold for scrap metal by thieves who had no idea that they were virtually useless except when used for the purpose intended; namely, creating magestic music. The Temple is an historic, 501c3 non-profit community theatre with no private or state funding. The replacement and ongoing restoration, upgrade and repair of this magnificent theatre organ is done by volunteer members of the Magnolia Theater Organ Society Meridian Chapter and can only be accomplished through the generosity of donors. All funds are tax-deductible.
Details here -- http://www.wtok.com/content/news/Temple-Theater-gets-help-with-fundraising-efforts-415055103.html
During the month of March, the NYTOS has generously offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, all GoFundMe donations made to this campaign up to $1,000.
The New York Theatre Organ Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization furthering the appreciation, preservation, and use of the Theatre Pipe Organ. NYTOS serves the five boroughs of New York City as well as Long Island and the Hudson Valley. They currently own four organs and maintain three organs including the great Brooklyn Paramount (LIU) Wurlitzer and the last original Wonder Morton theatre organ at the United Palace theatre.
Thank you all for your care and donations!