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Raven Drum Foundation

Twitter has been a powerful tool in feeding my blog, and introducing me to people all over who share my passion for veterans and veterans’ issues. Recently I was Re-Tweeted on Twitter by @stikrick; Rick Allen, the drummer for Def Leppard. He RT’d a post by @OpPTSD_Mac about Zane Love, then @stikrick posted an @reply to me:

@HeatherBray Thank for bringing awareness to PTSD. http://bit.ly/3f1p4r Do you know about Raven Drum? http://bit.ly/4mjbBF

The second link introduced me to The Raven Drum Foundation, a foundation co-founded by Rick Allen. The Raven Drum Foundation was founded in 2001 to harness the therapeutic benefits of drumming.

Raven Drum Foundation’s connection to veterans is their “Veteran Resiliency Project,” which is “an innovative healing program for veterans, active duty military, and their families,” according to their website. The “Veteran Resiliency Project” is using the benefits of drumming to help relieve stress, combat injuries, anxiety and depression being suffered by military personnel and their families.

In addition to the “Veteran Resiliency Project” through the Raven Drum Foundation, Def Leppard gave away free tickets to their summer tour to active duty and military veterans.

Def Leppard and the Raven Drum Foundation will be featured on CBS’ The Today Show on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 8 a.m. Eastern time.

I’ll be watching to learn more about this organization, will you?