The Bands for the Brave mission is to support our veterans. We do so by raising money for charities that we believe help our heroes and that maintain low to no overhead so that all monies raised make a meaningful impact. This event is made possible by our sponsors. These companies provide the facilities, permits, audio and lighting, beer, etc. With their support we are able to donate 100% of what we raise to the charities below.
Guitars for Vets
Thousands of our war Veterans are afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In fact, more soldiers have committed suicide since the Vietnam War than have died in actual battle. But many are finding hope in an unlikely place: behind the wood and strings of an acoustic guitar. The healing power of music helps soldiers cope. That’s why we provide veterans with guitars and a forum to learn how to play. But we can’t do it without your help. Please read on to learn more out about the program and how you can help those who served rediscover their joy through the power of music.
H.O.O.A.H. – Helping Out Our American Heroes
HOOAH (Helping Out Our American Heroes) is an all-volunteer organization that exists to support active duty military, veterans and their families. All contributions are used to provide services and cover operational expenses related to those services.
Our support activities include working to put an end to suicide, assisting in reintegration into the civilian world, providing care packages, welcoming home injured veterans and upgrading homes to meet the needs of our injured heroes.