Veteran crooner Barry Manilow has made good on his promise to donate $300,000 (£185,000)-worth of musical instruments to a high school in Missouri following the devastating tornadoes which flattened a small town earlier this year (11).
The natural disaster swept through Joplin in May (11), killing 162 people and leaving others homeless, and the singer was so touched by the tragedy, he vowed to help restock Joplin High School's music department with new instruments via his non-profit organisation, the Manilow Music Project.
Manilow delivered three truckloads of gifts, including a concert grand piano, to the school last week (27Oct11).
A statement from the crooner reads, "I know first-hand how invaluable music can be to get you through life's tough times. It is an honour and a privilege to help these kids after such a disaster."