From WBAL News Radio 1090 on November 20th
A Howard County father is keeping his son’s memory alive through music.
Aaron Reed died suddenly back in January while in New York. He was 21.
He loved music. His father Brian says the best way to keep his son’s generous spirit alive was to start the foundation to try and help less fortunate kids have the chance to play musical instruments.
Aaron’s family suffered a double loss the day he died.
After coming back home with his prized instruments, the family’s van was broken into and the instruments stolen. Howard County Police never found the instruments. There have been no arrests.
Brian Reed says all the donated instruments will be reconditioned and given to children who can not afford to rent or buy an instrument.
The instrument drive takes place Saturday November 22nd at Kings Contrivance Village Center in Columbia from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Pick Me Up Foundation is working with Music & Arts which is offering drop-off locations in Ellicott City, Arundel Mills, and Laurel for instruments as well.
The Foundation will continue to collect used instruments throughout the year.
You can read the original article from WBAL here: http://www.wbal.com/article/111024/3/dust-off-the-old-instrument-and-donate