Woodall’s father, Capt. John “Woody” Woodall -- a Raleigh Fire Department veteran, is an organizer for Camp4Heroes who helped get it started.
The Woodalls have worked with injured veterans, caregivers, firefighters, and police officers for over 14 years.
Now they are creating Camp4Heroes on 184 acres with a 10-acre lake to give back and promote well-being to veterans by having retreats, activities, and training such as art, music, blacksmithing, welding, woodworking, archery, skeet shooting, fishing, hunting, animal therapy, and much more.
Last year Woodall released “Stand Tall” (video below) to raise awareness for veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD and injuries. He explains it is a call to action for civilians to reach out and support those who have served our country and made huge sacrifices.
At Camp4Heroes, John T. Woodall has seen first-hand how music can positively impact others. “Being around a campfire and opening up about what you are going through is much more organic than in a sterile, clinical environment,” Woodall said, noting more than 100 people have already participated in the camp.
Woodall says 50% of proceeds of Stand Tall goes to Camp4Heroes.