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Lubbock profit live performance serving to fund Veteran sources – KCBD


LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – The Cactus Theater is internet hosting a profit live performance to assist assist veterans affected by post-traumatic stress.

Danny Kock with the Buddies of the Monument of Braveness mentioned, “Vets come dwelling with invisible scars. They don’t have amputated legs, amputated arms, however they’ve the scars of psychological well being issues.”

Lubbock space veterans organizations are hoping to assist heal these scars with cash earned from the live performance. The proceeds will go to the Nationwide Veterans Wellness and Therapeutic Heart in Angel Hearth, New Mexico.

“With the live performance tonight we may have raised, over the previous few months, about $30,000 {dollars},” Koch mentioned.

That cash will assist fund the development of cabins on the wellness heart the place veterans can stick with their households as they obtain therapy for post-traumatic stress.

“It’s a chance to construct one thing everlasting,” Koch mentioned. “Make it higher, make it larger, and assist our veterans.”

American heroes are in dire want of psychological well being therapy as 20 veterans throughout the nation die by suicide every single day. Nearer to dwelling, that statistic is turning into a actuality for an additional household.

“Lubbock county, within the final 30 months, nearly north of 15 vets have died by suicide,” Koch mentioned. “My understanding from Benny is that one other vet or energetic responsibility died by suicide in midland final evening.”

By serving to fund the development of these new amenities, Benny Guerrero with Veterans of Overseas Wars (VFW), hopes extra veterans will ask for assist

“It’s a little bit tougher for us to come back ahead and say, ‘Hey I need assistance,’ as a result of we’re that man that you simply known as on for assist,” Guerrero mentioned. “So it makes it just a bit bit tougher for us to come back out.”

By way of their work, they hope to provide veterans a voice to assist them address the scars they attempt to disguise.

“You’re attempting to place a sure entrance of attempting to work and attempting to socialize,” Guerrero mentioned. “However nonetheless in your thoughts and your coronary heart, you’re nonetheless out on the battlefield. You’re nonetheless nervous about your six, you’re nervous about your buddy and also you’re nervous about all of the belongings you did and perhaps that it’s best to have achieved.”

These worries are proving that for individuals who have returned dwelling, their battle continues.

“They noticed horrible issues on the battlefield and it stays with them,” Koch mentioned. “So the wars have lately ended however the nightmares of warfare haven’t ended.”


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