San Diego, CA – August 29, 2017 – Resounding Joy is honored to announce it has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for $10,000 for the Semper Sound program which provides direct music therapy services to military service members and veterans with stress- and trauma-related physical and psychological diagnoses.

Barbara Reuer, CEO and Founder of Resounding Joy said, “This grant makes a huge impact in the Semper Sound program and the lives of our clients. With these funds, service members with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries that we otherwise could not have reached will discover a new way to improve their health and well-being.”

CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, Joseph VanFonda (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), said, “This program offered by Resounding Joy is so unique, and the veterans they serve seem to benefit tremendously through music. We’re glad to be a part of the difference they are making for veterans.”

The Semper Sound program relies on individual music therapy sessions as well as the Semper Sound Band, a recreational music group, to help service members reach their therapeutic goals. Services are absolutely free for participants which is why grants like this one from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation are so vital to the program’s continued success.

About the Disabled Veterans National Foundation:

Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
DVNF achieves this mission by:

  • Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
  • Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
  • Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
  • Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.

About Resounding Joy:

Resounding Joy uses therapeutic and recreational music programs to improve the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of individuals and communities.

Disabled Veterans National Foundation Contact:
Doug Walker
Communications Director
(202) 737-0522