Repairs needed in San Diego
I have a volunteer program that helps procure and maintain musical instruments for music therapy programs at VA hospitals.
The instruments are used at the facility by both inpatient and outpatient veterans who are recovering and rehabbing from major trauma and injuries.
I'm in the Northeast, which is my main base of operations, but the Rec. Therapy Department at the VA Medical Center in San Diego needs some repairs done to one or two acoustic guitars they have in their program.
Fellow TB'er Cyclopsbookworm just donated a guitar to this VAMC, and I'm in the process of guiding him over there to bring it to them. He is a San Diego area resident, so he is helping directly in his local area.
If there are any TB'ers in that region who could restring and setup guitars for the SD VAMC, let me know. I've never been to that facility so I don't know what kind of shape their gear is in. I would put you directly in touch with the staff at the facility that oversees the program.
They are also very short budgeted with the music program, so they would be delighted if anyone doing any tech work would be able to provide strings, a tuning peg here or there, or other similar small parts as part of the repair.
I'm getting in touch with more VAMC facilities in various locations as I go, so there may be further updates. I am primarily matching resources directly with needs wherever they happen to be found, and building a network of helping hands in areas where there are VA facilities. I am not soliciting monetary donations for this effort.
Last edited by Low Main : 12-11-2013 at 08:15 AM.