Remember that clarinet, flute, guitar, drum kit, miscellaneous percussion, etc., that you played for a year and then put away, never to see again? Now that instrument can have new life as a special gift for a returning veteran!
As promised when the San Antonio warehouse first opened, Soldiers' Angels is developing a music lesson and music therapy site as part of the warehouse facility. The music room is being prepared this week, and help is needed to fill it with instruments that wounded and transitioning veterans can use.
When fully functional, the room will allow combat veterans to take music lessons, play instruments for fun, and make music with their brothers and sisters who understand their experiences. Warehouse hours will be expanded and veterans will be invited to come relax, play and have some time to fill their minds with musical thoughts instead of wartime memories. Opportunities to play an instrument can also be highly-motivational physical therapy for wounded warriors, so interested patients at nearby Brooke Army Medical Center will also be included.
Music accessories and instruments are needed to kickoff the program. Used or new fully-functioning instruments, as well as accessories, parts, stands and books are needed. Special accessories designed for people with disabilities or injuries would also be useful. If you can help, please send items to the following address (along with your name, mailing address, email address and the estimated value of your gift):
Soldiers' Angels - Music
4408 N PanAm Exprwy
San Antonio, TX 78218
If you know a music store or instrument maker who would like to help, please email email@example.com.