Nonprofit For Alison donates to Roanoke Symphony Orchestra's summer camp

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) A nonprofit organization created in honor of our friend and co-worker Alison Parker is giving young musicians the chance to go to summer camp.

Tuesday, Alison's mother, Barbara Parker handed a check to the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra on behalf of "For Alison."

The charity supports the performing and visual arts in southwest Virginia.

The donation is more than $2,000.

The money will be enough for four students in the string program and youth orchestra to attend the Symphony's Summer Music Institute at Hollins University.

“Because of what the Roanoke Symphony does and how much Alison cared for what they did, we felt like this was really important to help with their summer camp at Hollins and to help some kids who would not be able to go otherwise,” said Parker.

This is the first contribution made by For Alison.

Next, Parker says the organization will help students at Martinsville High School with their own television show.