GRANTS PASS, OR- Newswatch 12 is helping Rogue Valley Adventist Academy by collecting instruments for students in Paradise, California.
The academy is collecting instruments and money for students that lost their own in the Fire. More than half of students at Paradise Adventist Academy lost their home. This includes their favorite musical instruments, and choir/band clothing.
Today Newswatch 12 we met Ed Whetstone from central point. He donated his trombone. Ed tells us it has been about 10 years since he last played.
Ed Whetsone says "It was a gift to me and I want to gift it to them. It was helping some people that are in need."
Ed hopes he can find out who ends up getting his trombone. He said he just can't play it like he use to 10 years ago.
If you have an instrument you want to donate Rogue Valley Adventist Academy is collecting them from 7:45 am to 5pm Monday thru Thursday and 7:45am to 12:30pm on Friday. Grants Pass SDA School is collecting 8am to 4pm Monday thru Thursday and 8 to noon on Friday.
Students will receive their new instruments on Saturday at the Rogue Valley Adventist Academy vs Paradise Adventist Academy basketball game.