Like-minded musicians and donors across the state are sending guitars to help refugees feel more at home.

GREENSBORO, NC (WWAY) — A North Carolina singer-songwriter is helping Afghan refugees feel more at home in our state, one guitar at a time.

Kristy Jackson has a longtime nonprofit called Triad musicians matter, which helps local musicians pay their bills after they have gone through hard times or suffered a loss due to a weather disaster or other emergency. His new guitar recruiting mission is just a natural extension of his generous spirit.

Here’s how it all started.

Jackson and a few friends are helping an Afghan family adjust to life in America, and the family’s eldest son has asked if she could provide him with a guitar.

“I had put an electric keyboard that I didn’t use around the house in case they wanted to tinker with it,” she explained.

“Hamid asked about the guitar so I put it on Facebook last week, and it blew up.”

Jackson has collected 6 guitars so far and is not done.

She’s heading to Raleigh to pick up a 7th.

“This man is so excited his late brother’s guitar is going to a good cause.”

Jackson says that currently her nonprofit is limited to serving people in the Triad area, but she thinks her idea has legs and can actually be expanded to help people other than those. she is already touching.

“Between the resettlement of Afghan refugees and the opportunities there and my nonprofit,” she said, “I think on a larger scale.”

“Why can’t we give guitars to low-income teenagers or another underserved population?” So I’m spinning right now!

Jackson continues to study guitars in college and is considering ways to grow the project in North Carolina.

To learn more or donate a guitar, visit here.