Vet-Traxx Project for Veterans

$1,945 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 35 months
Eric Lewis
on behalf of William Lewis
What is VTP? We are a veteran owned; non-profit organization located in Galt, CA;  that aims to provide therapy thru music, one track at a time.

Our mission is to provide veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, and other disabilities with a musical outlet in a recording studio for environment by enabling them to utilize their musical talents as a voice of expression. It has been proven that music is an effective form of therapy; providing an outlet for emotions, notion of using song, sound frequencies and rhythm to treat physical ailments. Providing therapy through music can benefit our veterans in so many different ways:

1. Decreasing stress, anxiety, anti-social behavior
2. Connecting with other veterans who have similar experience
3. Using music as a way to express feelings/thoughts
4. Building up self-esteem

We have a team of studio musicians available to aid in the writing/recording process. We have created partnerships with top music industry vendor’s who will be providing musical instruments as well as equipment, so the veteran will not need to possess an instrument to be a client of VTP.

Your contribution/donation is going to a worthy cause. Listed below are examples of what the funds will be used for:

1.  Additional equipment not donated (ie Cargo Trailer, extra guitars, misc)

2.  Merchandising, we want to design shirts, hats for our veterans and corporate partners.

3.  Events cost money and we will need adverstising materials printed to attrack more donations and veterans.

4.  Cost of doing business, day to day expenditures.

All of the people that work for VTP are strictly volunteers and are donating their time for a good cause.

We have teamed up with some of the music industry's top equipment vendors which will provide our organization with top quality instruments and accessories for our veterans to utilize during the recording process. Our supporters include:
Drum Workshop
Sabian Cymbals
On-Stage Stands
Mesa Boogie
Schecter Guitar Research
SKB Cases
CAD Audio
Trick Drums Hardware
Hartke Bass Amplification
X-Cel Drumsticks
Roland Corporation
Clearsonic Mfg
Focusrite Ltd
Kelly Shu
Team Tekin
Gear Crazy Music
Techno Empire
Super Sound Proof Co
Soundproof cow

Our community sponsors include:
Plastaket Mfg
ABC Supply
Lumber Liquidators
A-M-S Materials
Elk Grove Power Sports
Lodi Music


We already have media interest in our project and will fully advertise our corporate sponsors with our banners in the studio, social media, and news media.

A study published in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine found that,

"Combat veterans are not only more likely to have suicidal ideation, often associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, but they are more likely to act on a suicidal plan. Especially since veterans may be less likely to seek help from a mental health professional, non-mental-health physicians are in a key position to screen for PTSD, depression, and suicidal ideation in these patients."
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Only $749 left needed to raise for our DAW controller. Luckily we can operate and mix with out it. Adding this console will speed up the process, give our engineers more control at the fingertips! Please donate or buy some of our merchandise. All proceeds go directly for this purchase.
Floor looks great
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Adding the black trim today. Will begin testing equipment placement Saturday. Auralex will be donating materials to aid in sound control.
Floor looks great
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Floor gets finished today!
Floor looks great
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We are rocking and rolling and almost complete with the studio build.

We are still seeking donations because we have a couple more things left to buy for the studio before it officially opens.

We ask that you please share this with your friends, and hopefully we can raise enough to finish the build outright.

We are so excited to have On-Stage join our family of sponsors! On-Stage our exclusive provider of microphone stands and accessories.
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$1,945 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 35 months
Created January 28, 2016
Eric Lewis
on behalf of William Lewis
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Deborah Goldman
33 months ago

Love you Mother! I have spread the word to my friends too!

Donna Sparks
33 months ago

Love you Erick and so love what you are doing for our Vet's , Love Aunt Donna

33 months ago
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