How to Help a Vet by Giving the Power of Music

Guitars for Vets Nebraska is celebrating its eighth anniversary of putting the healing power of music in the hands of our heroes. Our team would like to thank every sponsor, donor, and volunteer that has rallied behind our mission and made this possible. With the success of 2023 still fresh in our minds, we look to 2024 with the same energy and enthusiasm in serving our community.

The impact of the generous philanthropy we have received in the last eight years has allowed us to serve over 200 veterans in Nebraska and Western Iowa. However, many other veterans are still awaiting the opportunity for accessible programs, like guitar lessons, that will enhance their post traumatic growth. Our program is continuously evolving to meet the needs of our veteran population, and as a result our team of instructors, number of graduates, and the need for more guitars continue to grow.

Over the past 16 years, the cost we absorb for each participant to go through our free 10-week program has increased from $200 in 2007 to $1,000 in 2023. Therefore, we must expand our fundraising efforts in 2024, and we are confident the great city of Omaha will join us in this endeavor. Our fundraising goal for Omaha in 2024 is $100,000, supporting 100 heroes through the Guitars for Vets program. 

Our needs for 2024 remain the same: volunteers for community events, volunteer guitar instructors, corporate partnerships, financial and equipment donations, media opportunities, connection, and awareness. Our belief is everyone can do something, no matter how big or how small. You have the power to impact the life of a veteran. You may not have served or worn the uniform, but you can become a part of the army that battles the war within. 

If you’re ready to join our mission you may do so by emailing If you would like to make a financial donation, you may text “G4VOMAHA” to 44-321. 

All donations support our great local chapter.

Here’s to 2024 and making a difference!

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