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Delta Blues Newsletter

May 01, 2020

Together We...

Clarksdale, Mississippi

Dear Friends,

During this time of uncertainty, a fundamental truth gives us hope - that together we can do extraordinary things. Over the past few weeks and months, the entire world has been coming together to stand up, help out, give back, and heal. Whether that's through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors and nurses at shift changes, or reaching out to a neighbor to help with groceries, or attending online concerts, generosity has been helping the entire world get through this global pandemic. Together.

On May 05, 2020, the Delta Blues Foundation, the supporting organization for the Delta Blues Museum, is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and giving. As you know, our organization not only generates the next generation of blues musicians through our Arts & Education program, and we tell the story of the blues from its inception to current day. We are finalizing our new permanent exhibits so that you can enjoy them we we reopen our doors, but we can't do this without you!

We presently have the opportunity to have your donations matched up to $100,000, but we need your help!

Here is how you can get ready to give:

1. Give. On May 5th, go to now.firespring.com and donate. Pledges count, too - contact shelley@deltabluesmuseum.org for more information on pledges.

2. Follow. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and invite your friends to do the same.

3. Spread the word. Use social media to encourage your friends and family to join you in creating real impact on May 5th - share what the Delta Blues Museum's mission means to you and why you support us. Make sure to use hashtag #GivingTuesdayNow.

Let's rally together to keep blues music and the Delta Blues Museum going.

Learn more at deltabluesmuseum.org.

Thank you for being a part of the Delta Blues Museum team.

Stay healthy and safe.

Shelley Ritter
Executive Director
Delta Blues Museum



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This newsletter is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and, in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Support for the Delta Blues Foudation, Inc has been provided by explore.org, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation.

Museum Contact information

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#1 Blues Alley Lane
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 662-627-6820
Email: info@deltabluesmuseum.org