On The Move

Music City Hayride is on the move to help others!

Dean Holmen, (ceo of the Music City Hayride presented a check to Andy and Larry Dwyer with the Honor and Valor Foundation for $500.00. The Honor and Valor Foundation is just one of the charities that The Music City Hayride supports. The Honor and Valor Foundation, is a non-profit organization that provides opportunity for veterans of military service to participate in recreational activities that are normally unattainable due to financial restraints, family obligations, or deployments abroad. Honor and Valor Foundation will help veterans that return from service or deployment a chance to relax and enjoy a recreational event with family or friends.
Our Services
Honor and Valor Foundation will provide veterans the opportunity for them to pursue recreational activities of their choice to share with family or friends. Providing this service will allow both the veteran and their families a chance to reconnect and adapt back into everyday society. We also provide personal knowledge of the activity, training, individualized coaching and support, and numerous group activities to supplement the one-to-one support.

Honor and Valor Foundation has been dedicated to making a difference in the lives veterans and service men and women of all branches of service and their families since we began.

Dean Holmen, (ceo of the Music City Hayride presented Rick Baur with Operation Standdown, a check for $500.00. Operation Stand Down Tennessee (OSDTN) provides a wide range of supportive services for Veterans and their families throughout Tennessee – all at no cost to them.
Our Veteran Service Center (VSC) is the only one in Tennessee recognized by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, our close partnership with the VA ensures veterans receive all the benefits and services to which they are entitled.
Our Vision
Since 1993, empowering Veterans to achieve their American Dream.
Our Mission
Operation Stand Down Tennessee assists Veterans and their families so they can be self-sustaining and better connected to the community.
Our Goals
We operate a Service Center providing and/or coordinating a variety of services to all Veterans and their families with special emphasis on those who are homeless.
We provide Employment training and counseling, technical assistance, job training, placement assistance, computer training and job retention to Veterans with the focus of helping Veterans find good jobs.
We operate a Transitional Housing Program for Veterans providing the necessary social and support services to ensure a successful return to responsible living.
We coordinate Stand Downs with Middle Tennessee agencies to inform and provide social and support services for Veterans.
We operate a Thrift Store that provides a job-training program for veterans, provides clothes to Veterans and their families (at no cost to them!) and generates revenue to support programs in our Veteran Service Center.

Dean Holmen (ceo of the Music City Hayride) met with Deborah Ferris today and presented her with a $500.00 check. Deborah Ferris is with the Music & Memory. Deborah, spoke today at the SSN meeting about the ongoing research and evaluation of Music & Memory’s work in care organizations shows consistent results:
Participants are happier and more social.
Relationships among staff, participants and family deepen.
Everyone benefits from a calmer, more supportive social environment.
Staff regain valuable time previously lost to behavior management issues.
There is growing evidence that a personalized music program gives professionals one more tool in their effort to reduce reliance on anti-psychotic medications.

MUSIC & MEMORY℠ is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.
They train nursing home staffs and other elder care professionals, as well as family caregivers, how to create and provide personalized playlists using iPods and related digital audio systems that enable those struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.
( https://musicandmemory.org/?gclid=CKXx1vrwkc4CFdgPgQodHR0Ecg )