I DJ Now Helps Newtown Heal After Tragedy

May 8, 2013 by Andrew Friesen

DJ gear retailer I DJ Now has stepped up and led the DJ industry into helping the city of Newtown, Connecticut get past the tragedy that happened last December 14th, 2012. We all remember how Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty students and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A community organization, Healing Newtown, was set up as part of the healing process; more information can be found at www.healingnewtown.org.

Robert Marsh, President of I DJ Now, says, “I became involved once they contacted me to see if we would be interested in donating any sound and lighting equipment for their facility. Of course I was humbled by being able to have the equipment we sell possibly offer some sort of healing for those families and their community. Over the passed few months I became involved further as a resource for the organization and I’ve bridged other companies I deal with to align with some of the basic needs they have.

Marsh continues, “In addition, I reached out to Joe Lamond (President of NAMM) who in turn put us on a path to have some sort of assistance from NAMM going for ward. So along my travels of being involved I’ve uncovered some wonder ful people as well as some generous companies such as Global Truss, Chauvet Lighting, Mackie, ADJ, Shure, Odyssey, ProCo Cable, Apollo Gobo and others, in and out of our industry. Finally, Healing Newtown was recently contacted by Harman who in turn asked to take over the sound aspect of this project with JBL, Crown, and AKG.” All this gear is being put together to provide sound and lighting suppor t for a social center that NCAC (Newtown Cultural Arts Commission), its Healing Newtown group, and the Governor or the State of Connecticut are working to set up.

In addition to what I DJ Now is doing to fill the facility’s gear needs, they are also doing fundraising that the average DJ can get involved in. I DJ Now is giving a free tshirt to anyone who donates $25 or more to Healing Newtown, through their website (www.idjnow.com), at I DJ Now stores in the NYC and Long Island area, or a via check mailed to I DJ Now, made out to the Healing Newtown. They will even ship the shirt to you at no cost.

Healing Newtown is still in need of plenty of everyday items, as well. DJs interested in helping out can contact them directly at HealingNewtown.org.

I DJ Now stores are located at:

I DJ NOW – Long Island

1015 Sunrise Hwy

N. Babylon, NY 11704

800-355-7746

 

I DJ NOW – Queens

181-24 Horace Harding Expwy

Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

718-762-0100

HealingNewtown.org

www.idjnow.com

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