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Veterans Crisis Line

Guitars for Vets

Providing FREE ACOUSTIC GUITARS AND LESSONS for veterans with a service connected injury – physical or moral.

Thousands of our nation’s veterans have a service connected injury, but many are finding hope in a very unlikely place: behind the wood and strings of an acoustic guitar. Hancock County started a local chapter of Guitars for Vets aimed at providing veterans struggling with physical injuries, PTSD and other emotional distress a unique supportive environment. We believe that the healing power of music helps veterans cope. That’s why Guitars for Vets provides support to qualifying veterans by providing ten free guitar lessons in a structured program run by volunteers. After the ten lessons, vets are given a new acoustic guitar to keep. Weekly group lessons provide an ongoing forum for veterans to embark on their
music-making journey. Additionally, weekly private lessons are individualized and based on a curriculum designed to help students learn at their own pace and accommodate any physical and/or emotional challenges. Nationally, the Guitars for Vets program currently operates more than 100 chapters in over 30 states with the assistance of over 400 volunteers nationwide. The organization has refined a guitar instruction program
that is now clinically proven to support the power and effectiveness of the program.

Since 2007, Guitars for Vets has enhanced the lives of warriors suffering with mental, physical and emotional distress by providing over 30,000 guitar lessons and distributing over 3,000 guitars to veterans in need nationwide.

Over half of the 2.6 million veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars struggle with physical and moral challenges.

20 veterans commit suicide every single day.

Playing The Guitar Has A Proven Ability To Heal.
How Can You Help G4V?

Tax-deductible donations made to Guitars for Vets help provide free guitar lessons and acoustic guitars to our nation’s deserving heroes. Donations ensure that we are able to continue sharing the healing power of music with veterans right here in Hancock County.

To give monetary gifts, call the national offices by calling 1-855-G4V-HERO (1-855-448-4376) for more info. You can also donate though the national website at www.guitarsforvets.org.

Local donations of gently used guitars and accessories, as well as volunteer instructors are welcomed. Call Paul Lilley, Hancock County Chapter Coordinator, at (419) 819-2354 or by e-mail at oh.findlay@guitarsforvets.org for more information.