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"Build a Vet a Guitar" event July 16-17 will help launch Minneapolis chapter of Guitars For Vets

"Build a Vet a Guitar" event on July 16 and 17 at Wild Earth School in Hudson, WI from 9 am - 5pm, will help launch Minneapolis chapter of Guitars For Vets

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June 28, 2010 - PRLog -- Hudson, WI woodworking instructor George Vondriska is hosting a Build a Vet a Guitar event on July 16 and 17 at his Wild Earth School.  Each session starts at 9 a.m. and runs to approximately 5 pm.    “Our goal is to complete 20 acoustic guitar kits that will be handed off to the new Minneapolis chapter of Guitars For Vets,” said Vondriska. “Even if you’ve never done any woodworking before, you’ll be able help in making this event a success. And if you do know a little about guitar set up, we’ll need you on Saturday afternoon as we do the final tweaks on each instrument,” he said. “If you can’t be there on Friday or Saturday, but wish to be involved, your help with preliminary work on the guitars starting on Wednesday (July 14) will be sincerely appreciated,” Vondriska said.  

Guitars For Vets (G4V) headquartered in Milwaukee, provides 6 free private lessons and a new acoustic guitar to military Veterans at VA medical centers and VA community centers.  In addition, there are continuing group lessons available to all participants.  The focus is the healing power of music.

To date, the program has provided more than 600 guitars and 4000 private lessons to Vets who have suffered trauma and received a referral from their treating physician at the VA.   Guitars For Vets has chapters in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Texas and Florida with Minnesota and Colorado chapters scheduled to begin this summer.  A chapter was also started in Kirkuk, Iraq.

Patrick Nettesheim, the musician co-founder of G4V said "We have received program requests from more than 50 VA Medical Centers throughout the United States.  Given that we are only able to expand as funding allows, we are thrilled with the time and energy that George has committed to this important cause.  When you add to that the volunteer efforts of the Hudson Masonic Lodge, the makings of a very successful awareness and fundraising event are put into motion."  

The Wild Earth School is located seven miles east of Hudson. Take I-94 east to exit 4. Turn right (south) one block to stop sign at County N then turn left on N, go 3.5 miles to Wild Earth.   Food will be provided to all volunteers.   For more information either email: george@aboutwildearth.com or call (715) 749-9011.   For more information about G4V , visit: www.guitarsforvets.org

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Mission: Guitars For Vets (G4V) provides 6 free private lessons and a new acoustic guitar to military Veterans at VA medical centers. The private lessons are then followed by group sessions that provide a forum in which community is fostered.

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