Navy veteran Roy Finegan is plagued by incessant noise where he lives, so we're helping him design and build a Noise Relief Room. Your donation will enable us to obtain the high-quality materials needed to shut out unwanted sounds, and provide other low-income veterans with a Noise Relief Room.
Roy worked on a flight deck where aircraft constantly landed and took off when he served as a diesel mechanic on the USS Independence from 1989 to 1993. The intense roar and clatter left him with permanent tinnitus and other debilitating effects. Moreover, Roy now lives under a very loud neighbor whose disturbing behavior at all hours makes it impossible for him to enjoy his life without a Noise Relief Room.
HomeFront Rising is a nonprofit American revival led by military veterans and their compatriots. We launch social enterprises with artists, charities, philanthropists and business allies.

Roy describes his rackety environment, and his hopes for the Noise Relief Room.

The good news is that Roy has carpentry skills, and HomeFront Rising is recruiting experts in relevant fields to facilatate the design and construction of a large, almost-soundproof booth that will significantly reduce ambient and acoustic noise. The plan is to keep making the product for other low-income veterans who are distressed by a loud racket, and who otherwise would be forced to endure their predicament. The Noise Relief Room can be used for Zoom meetings or recording/practicing musical instruments/vocals, as well as for escaping all sorts of disturbing sounds. It can be any size, and various features can be added. Click here to apply for a free Noise Relief Room.

Roy talks about his Navy and post-military work experience, and overcoming pain.
This project is a part of the "Bridging Wellness" series of community pop-ups generously suppored by WE RISE LA in partnership with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. "Bridging Wellness" is a collaborative effort by Angels Gate Cultural Center, Arts Council for Long Beach, Compound LB and 10 other organizations and artists in the Harbor Region. WE RISE encourages wellbeing and healing through art, connection, community engagement and creative expression thoughout May, Mental Health Awareness Month. WE RISE includes Art Rise, a series of 21 art experiences; Community Pop-Ups, hyperlocal activities across Los Angeles County neighborhoods; and a robust Digital Experience, offering original programs that can be enjoyed from anywhere. All installations and activities are meant to be participated in online or viewed from a distance individually or in small groups, in order to remain COVID-safe while fostering community connection and collective healing. 
HomeFront Rising is a project of Fulcrum Arts' Emerge fiscal sponsorship program. 


$50,000 GOAL

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Campaign ends 08/18/2021 at 07:49 PM (EDT)