Heal the Soul Dramatically (HTSD) Campaign combines three
things the community can get behind: food, music, and helping others.
Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Inc., is partnering with local restaurants to put on a
lunchtime concert series to benefit three Colorado Springs non-profits helping military
members. The HTSD Campaign hopes to change negative connotations of post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD) and improve the lives of soldiers suffering from this and other
health issues as they return from combat.
The first event in the HTSD Campaign is to be held on April 15 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at
the Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon. Cost is $15 and covers entry plus a selection of menu
items. There will also be a raffle to win outdoor prizes. Proceeds will go to Aspen Pointe,
The Home Front Cares, and LifeQuest Transitions.
“We’ve made it our mission to raise support and awareness for the physical and
emotional trauma soldiers are dealing with as they return from overseas. Colorado
Springs is a city very affected by our military influence, and our goal is to give back
to this community through our partnerships with local non-profits. We have had great
reception to our cause so far, and our hope is that the HTSD Campaign will further that
Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Inc., is located at 1005 S. Tejon and is open
10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday. To learn more about the store, visitwww.merecyclers.com
. Contact Mike Mazzola at (719) 660-7958 to learn more about
how to donate or consign used outdoor equipment.