Archive for Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Group collecting instruments for Wounded Warriors and active soldiers

October 29, 2013, 10:00 a.m.

Updated: October 29, 2013, 10:00 a.m.

A Basehor man has teamed up with Operation Happy Note to hold a donation event in Shawnee in which instruments will be collected and given to Wounded Warriors and active military personnel.

Operation Happy Note is an organization that sends instruments, used or new, to veterans and active military soldiers for rehabilitation purposes and is beginning their holiday season collection. Donations of instruments will be accepted at an event on Nov. 9 at the Funky Munky music store, 12710 Shawnee Mission Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jason Cory, founder of www.protectthebadge.com, who is working with state Senator Greg Smith to draft legislation aimed at protecting first responders from wrongful termination, is helping Operation Happy note by offering to pick up any instruments from people within a 100-mile radius of Kansas City, including the Basehor area.

The event will also feature other giveaways and contests including eagle print bikers helmets donated by the Military Memorabilia in Leavenworth.

Instruments in any condition can be donated in person, through Cory or through www.ohn.com. Soldier Hard, a California musician, will also be donating free CD's to first responders and veterans.

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