Singer and Decorated Veteran, John Preston, Named Ambassador for Adapt-A-Vet

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John Preston lends his support to a veteran cause that adapts homes for wounded warriors.

Singer and veteran, John Preston

Preston said, “This is truly my mission in life to help as many warriors as I can through my music and highlighting great organizations like this one. Whether I have met these veterans or not, they are like family to me.

The Texas non-profit Adapt-A-Vet and veteran, singer John Preston has teamed up to raise awareness for wounded soldiers who need specific adaptation services. John Preston said, “I’m honored to be an Ambassador for an organization that helps our veterans overcome their disabilities with personalized home adaptation so they can increase their quality of life. Too many of our veterans have not received the support and services they need. It is our duty to take care of them because they gave their quality of life so we could keep our freedom.”

Preston understands the difficulties veterans experience because he has had to overcome his battles of depression and PTSD after serving in the Marines. Preston said, “This is truly my mission in life to help as many warriors as I can through my music and highlighting great organizations like this one. Whether I have met these veterans or not, they are like family to me. We can overcome our hardships if we work together and support one another as best we can.”

Preston will be appearing at the 2nd Annual Freedom Under the Stars event on May 12, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. at Tejas Rodeo. For more information about this event log onto http://www.adaptavet.org.

About the Adapt-A-Vet:
Adapt-A-Vet collaborates with community construction partners, area Veteran Service Organizations (VSO) and other Non-Profit Organizations to address Veterans’ abilities and needs and make home adaptations that increase the quality of life, independence, safety, and self-sufficiency.

Each home adaptation is personalized based on the Veteran’s abilities and needs, utilizing elements of Universal Design and the services of designers and contractors familiar with the local home design and real estate trends. Adapt-A-Vet works with community supporters to “blend into" the neighborhood, which fosters a larger sense of community and allows the organization to give back to both the Veteran and their family as well as the local community in a variety of ways.

  • Installing home entry and exit ramps, plus an emergency exit
  • Widening doorways to accommodate a wheelchair
  • Installing hard surface / slip free flooring
  • Modifying countertop heights
  • Installing pull down shelving
  • Installing a roll-in shower, vanity modifications, new plumbing fixtures
  • Installing energy efficient lighting, and more.

About Singer John Preston: 
John Preston is a Pacific Records recording artist and full-time firefighter. Preston was a Marine Corps field wireman from 2000 to 2004 achieving the rank of Sergeant in his four years of service and with Second Battalion Seventh Marines (2/7) served as a mission squad leader for 2/7 H&S running over 100 combat missions while in theater. 

John began his music career while in Iraq writing his song "Good Good America" which became an overnight success and gave him his first shot at the music industry signing a record deal upon his return from Iraq. The song and video inspired by Iraqi school children was a national media topic and was viewed hundreds of thousands of times in 2004. 

John returned to the music industry in 2014 signing with Pacific Records and quickly releasing his first single "this IS war" in October of 2014. The song also became a national media topic when the Marine veteran made a call to action to veterans across the nation to stand against ISIS which had just made a surge through Syria and Iraq. The music video had thousands of views and secured a second release with Pacific Records. 

Later in 2014, Preston released his Los Angeles Music Awards nominated EP "Your War is Over.” In 2015, he released in the Top 100 New Alternative Albums chart with his second EP "Day to Night." The album released on the one-year anniversary of the death of the Marine for whom he had written the song. John's video for Day to Night has had hundreds of thousands of views.

John's life took a turn of tragic irony when in January of 2016 his brother fell victim to post-traumatic stress and took his life. The passing of his brother was enough to make him consider ending his career but has instead fueled his passion.
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