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Music Therapy for War Veterans

$6,625 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 24 months
Created August 8, 2017
For the past two years, I have been teaching war veterans, in drug rehab center, how to play classical and acoustic guitar. The vets I work with are provided with guitars at their VA, but all of their guitars are unplayable either because they are broken or too small. Every week, I am able to bring three to four of my own guitars for the vets to use, but that is often not enough.

Music is able to substitute drugs and alcohol as a source of relief for physical and mental pain. Because of this, I would like to not only give the VA to more guitars so I can teach more vets at once, but I would also like the vets to have the opportunity to continue playing music, even when I am not around to provide them with instruments.

By the end of September, my goal is to raise $5,000 to be able to purchase five new classical and acoustic guitars for the VA. In the future, I hope to expand this goal even further.

Thanks for all of the help!
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Last Tuesday, my dad and I went to our local guitar store to begin the process of purchasing new instruments! After trying out multiple guitars for a few hours, we ended up purchasing two new instruments for the vets. On Sunday, we went to the VA and brought over the new instruments (along with some of their own that we repaired). A few people were kind enough to donate their own instruments to this cause, so we will be bringing more to the VA soon!

Thank you all so much for your donations and support for my project. I still remember the day when I began making this GoFundMe page; I had no idea how successful it would become. Stay tuned for some photos of the new and repaired instruments!
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Today, we officially passed our goal of raising $5,000!!! Thank you all so much for your generous donations. When I initially started this project, I was not expecting to receive as much support as I have from all of you. Next, I will be going to local guitar stores to purchase brand new instruments for the vets.

I truly cannot thank you for all of the help you have given me and the vets in just the past week.

Thank you!

-Zak Werdegar

P.S.
If we receive even more donations, our plan is to then purchase other types of new instruments or new guitar accessories (strings, picks, tuners, etc.)
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We're almost there! Thank you so much for the amazing support you all have given me so far!
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Music Therapy for War Veterans has reached 54% of its goal! Thank you so much for all of your support!
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$6,625 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 24 months
Created August 8, 2017
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