Since their homecoming on April 22, the choir has mobilized to raise money and clear their debt, a MVLA District press release said. The choir gathered the funds through a combination of insurance payments, donations, CD sales and benefit concerts. A May 8 concert with the Peninsulaires Choir became a benefit concert at the last minute, raising a total of $5,300 for the Madrigals, said Dave Kocharhook of the Peninsulaires.
The Madrigals received immense support from the community, for which Denny said she is very grateful.
"People from all over have stepped in to help us," Denny said. "Now we have a new goal: to give back with acts of kindness and support to others — like those we have so generously received."
— EMILY HAMILTON
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