The Music Aid For Joplin auction, set up by Orange Amplification, raised $10,000 to help Dave Peterson, Owner of the Glory Days Music Store, following its destruction in a tornado last May. Peterson also lost his home in the devastation. On seeing the destruction on CNN, Orange Amplification, along with other manufacturers and distributors, joined together to create an auction of musical equipment hosted by the Fame Bureau in the UK, with all proceeds going to Glory Days Music. Among those who contributed were Intel, Yamaha, Jim Dunlop, Aria, Guitar World Magazine, Taylor Guitars, Sabian, Seymour Duncan and Orange’s endorsed artists Geddy Lee (Rush), Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman and more.
Grigg Haws, Orange Amps’ Midwest Sales Representative, recently presented Dave and his brother, Ben, with the $10,000 raised. Dave was overwhelmed by the unbelievable generosity of people and said, “Our business of 15 years is suddenly gone…our home gone…two cars gone. We are lucky to be alive. We left the EF5 disaster scene with only the clothes on our back. The generous auction money donated to us has been used to provide for our family’s daily living needs.”