Danny Koch, spokesperson for a local veterans’ advocacy group, interviewed on KLBK Bright & Early about an upcoming fundraiser that will benefit veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The following is a press release:
The October 7 concert will feature the dynamic teen trio sensation Blackwater Draw performing country, pop and rock favorites. The trio are Garrett and Tiffany Nelson, ages 17 and 15, and Berklee Timmons, 14. The Caldwell Collective will join them for this night of incredible music. Reserved seats are $25 each. Tickets are available online or through the Cactus Theater box office, (806) 762-3233. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Ticket proceeds from the show benefit the National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center in Angel Fire, N.M., which specializes in PTSD treatment and suicide prevention.
Established in 2009, the Wellness and Healing Center mission is to create an environment that is responsive to the needs of veterans and military families using creative therapies and processes that focus on emotional and physical healing.
“This center is an established PTS treatment center where we have sent several veterans and their spouses for extensive treatment,” Koch said. “The center is expanding, building permanent housing for their guests seeking help and treatment. Our effort is to help secure this housing.”
Koch continued, saying although the recent wars have ended, the nightmares of wars continue.
“PTS is real. Look at the greatest hero of the 20th century, Audie Murphy. After returning home and going to Hollywood, this fearless warrior was haunted by the war. He went to bed every night with a loaded pistol under his pillow. The war haunted him for years, even for the bravest of the brave. We honor and support our veterans, as they kept the flag waving for those who have followed them.”