Wounded Warriors receive donations from the community
May 7, 2014
FORT GORDON, Ga. -- The Warrior Transition Battalion received several donated items for the occupational therapy program on Monday, including musical instruments, diving equipment, seating and entertainment equipment for the wounded warrior barrack's common area.
The Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic used money raised from the golf tournament to purchase equipment to help the wounded warriors with their occupational therapy.
The organization delivered 10 theater chairs, a high definition television projector, and an Xbox One for the common area at the barracks; 10 air rifles and 22 air pistols for the adaptive sports program; and scuba gear including tanks, regulators, fins and masks.
"The Soldiers gave us a list of instruments they wanted to play for the therapy sessions and the Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior group went and purchased the items for our Soldiers," said Judith Thompson, EAMC Supervising Occupational Therapist.
"Music is an important way for Soldiers to readjust to everyday life after being in a combat zone."
A previous Soldier in Judith's program found that playing guitar when he was unable to sleep or felt high levels of anxiety was the only thing that helped him calm down and deal with the stress.
"The Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion that are involved in the music therapy have even formed a band, called 'Bent not Broken' and receive musical lesson's from the Fort Gordon Band," said Judith.
"These types of donations are wonderful. Through our community's donations of time and equipment, we are able to help wounded warriors to better deal with the issues they face after being injured.