Benefit Concert Uses Coops to help Troops

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The desire to help veterans and military families had folks heading to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Friday night.
Music by Garrett Biggs of Casey, Illinois rang out in Rose-Hulman’s Hatfield Hall.

He was the opener for a benefit concert, called Coops for Troops, to help veterans and military families.

However, instead of just raising money to help vets, proceeds from music and comedic stylings of Chad Prather will actually use chickens.

“Chickens have been shown to be therapeutic to help with depression, PTSD, loneliness and self worth.  So, we’re fortunate that through our partners, we’ve been able to give out five of these packages and we have five more,” says Brad Hauter, executive produce for Coops for Troops.

Although each chicken coop is donated, Brad Hauter says they’re valued at about $1,300 dollars.

And each package includes four chickens and supplies for fix months.

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