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Texas Music Helps is a coalition of like-minded musicians, local businesses and music fans with a common goal: Help our community through the power of music. Our mission is to assist first responders, children and families impacted by catastrophic medical issues such as cancer with out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance. We also support other non-profit organizations that share our vision and values.

The Texas Music Helps Foundation “Texas Music Helps” was started in McAllen Texas by Robert Hahn, Jaime Ayala & Laura Ortiz after Jaime’s fianc√© Steffannee Garza was diagnosed with and lost her life to uterine cancer in 2017 at the young age of 37. Our board of trustees includes Tejano Legend Carlos Guzman, Radio Personality & Whiskey D front man Rock N’ Roll James Echavarria, Al Del Barrio of Confused, filmmaker/producer Charlie Vela & Bert Guerra co-owner of the Historic Cine El Rey Theater. Laura Ortiz is a thyroid cancer survivor and too many of our friends and family have been impacted by this terrible disease.

This fight is real and touches every one of us in some way. As musicians we were looking for a way to make a direct measurable impact in our local community while doing what we do best. Our plan is to host an annual series of benefit concerts along with release of compilation albums with participating artists to raise funds for local families in their time of need and support other organizations that are making a difference at the local level.

This is a nonprofit endeavor (we will be an official 501c3 ASAP) and we appreciate your support. At this time donations are NOT tax-deductible.