The annual soldier benefit to raise money for The Healing Box Project will be held June 3 at The Fish & Company, outside of Camdenton, from noon-6 p.m.

The annual soldier benefit to raise money for The Healing Box Project will be held June 3 at The Fish & Company, outside of Camdenton, from noon-6 p.m. This fun-fundraiser is a family-friendly event with live music provided by Double D.

There are silent and live auctions of products and gifts from area businesses, art work, guitars signed by Vince Gill, Little Big Town, The Oak Ridge Boys and Charlie Daniels. Local artists will have unique artwork to bid on, too. The Cardinals and Royals are providing tickets to games for the auction. There is a real University of Missouri football helmet for Tiger fans to bid on, and many more reasons to stop by.

Proceeds from the benefit are used to provide guitars and lessons to disabled veterans. The Healing Box Project is a 501C3 registered charity service established in 2012. Since then, the program has gifted 106 guitars and helped over 200 disabled soldiers recover from the symptoms of PTSD and combat trauma. The project has been recognized at the Harry S. Truman VA Hospital as "the best program we've ever seen". 

In 2017 the program was recognized in Washington, D.C. on the floor of The House Of Representatives in a presentation by Missouri State Representative Vicky Hartzler stating for the record how lives have been changed for the better through guitar performance provided to our United States military heroes by The Healing Box Project.

For more information contact Dave or CJ at 573-372-1234 or go to www.thehealingboxproject.org.