At the VFW Post 5923 Ladies Auxiliary meeting on April 2, Dave and CJ Dunklee, of Gravois Mills, presented “The Healing Box Project” for wounded soldiers.
At the VFW Post 5923 Ladies Auxiliary meeting on April 2, Dave and CJ Dunklee, of Gravois Mills, presented “The Healing Box Project” for wounded soldiers. Dave is a Gravois area musician. CJ supports their project with fundraising which helps supply guitars to the soldiers.
A fundraiser is planned for noon Sunday, June 8, where donated items are auctioned and sold to fund guitars given to our heroes. This fundraiser will feature Ben Rankins Duo from St. Louis and the band “Nass t Habit”. Music starts around 1 p.m. This event will be sponsored by The Fish & Company, located off Pier 31 exit, Highway 5, Camdenton.
The purpose of the project is to help recovering, war weary soldiers, and teach them to play the guitar. The program has been greatly welcomed by recovering soldiers and the bases. The project gives guitars, (carry case & instruction book included - $250) to soldiers who want to continue to play. So far they have given 20 guitars to soldiers.
Dave Dunklee has passed the Red Cross Volunteer training required to meet Military Base requirements to have permission to provide these services to the soldiers.
Their plans are to go to as many bases as possible, including Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Riley, Kan., bases in Oklahoma and many others.
The VFW Post 5923 Ladies Auxiliary was pleased to donate $150 to “The Healing Box Project”.
Donations may be sent to: The Healing Box Project, P.O. Box 66, Gravois Mills, MO. 65037