Delivering Restorative Energy to our Warriors
DREW uses songwriting to facilitate positive change, giving veterans a unique way to tell their stories, rebuild trust, and release pain. Service members are paired with songwriters to shape songs out of their experiences, often about combat and the return home. The songs express what it means to serve, and the struggles our veterans face. The songs are recorded and shared through CDs, concerts, and social media in order to build awareness of the challenges faced by our returning service members.
DREW is named in honor and memory of Drew Ferguson. Drew served in US Special Operations as a Team Leader in Special Forces where he completed combat tours in Afghanistan. He deeply treasured the rare opportunity to lead and work with men who shared his values, work ethic, and love of Country. Prior to becoming a Green Beret, Drew was an Infantry Officer who served a fourteen month combat tour in Iraq with the 10th Mountain Division and was an Airborne Army Ranger. He received three Bronze Stars for his leadership and actions during combat operations. Although he was deeply proud of his service and all that it demanded of him, Drew poured his soul in to every part of life. He was an accomplished painter, a poet, musician, and adventurer. He treasured his large family and was gratefully a Son of Avon Lake who had Cleveland roots. As he traveled the world, he composed countless songs, poems, and tributes about the life he lived, those roots, and those who touched his life. Drew touched and inspired so many lives, and served our Nation with love, humility, and Intensity.